“He didn’t get the job done that night and so the championship went right back to Antuofermo,” Quinn said. “What he said after that fight we are never going to put it in anybody else’s hands. We’ve got to get to that spot. When we have the lead and it’s time to close, we are not going to put it in anybody else’s hands. There is not going to be anybody else that is going to have to make a call. We are going to own it.”
Hagler would capture the WBA and WBC titles with a victory over Alan Minter in 1980. He beat Antuofermo in a 1981 rematch.