Markes broke hand in 1st round vs. Simpson
You seem to be unsatisfied about your performance. What happened?
What happened was that on that first streak I broke my hand. Then it was really hard for me, because when I held him my hand was really hurt and I couldn’t do much.
Did it disturb your game plan?
Absolutely. The entire fight my hand was aching, but I got the win anyway. I guess it influenced a lot. It was a God’s blessing I made it through until the end with my hand like this.
He knocked you down on the first round. Did it really get to you?
It got me, but I was aware of it when I felt. I stood up and I knew what I had to do. When the fight was over I knew I had won.