Franchon Crews-Dezurn Has No Love Lost for Alejandra Jimenez
On Saturday January 11, the vicious Virginian Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KO’s) will make the first defense of her WBC and WBO world super middleweight titles. Crews-Dezurn bested Maricela “la Diva” Cornejo (13-4, 5 KO’s) to win the vacant straps by way of majority decision on September 14, 2019.
Now, she will attempt to turn back the challenge of the undefeated Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (12-0-1, 9 KO’s). The two battle-loving ladies will take it to the stage at the Alamodome located in San Antonio, Texas.
GOT NO MARBLES!
When talking to boxers in camp, or the slim days before the actual bout, it’s only natural that they don’t have great things to say about their opponent. After all, the athletes have trained with the exclusive purpose to batter, maim and concuss their foe. However, sometimes those pugilists simply don’t care for one another.
Sometimes the discord has nothing to do with upcoming rumble and more to do with a personal dislike. That seems to be the case with Crews-Dezurn toward Jimenez. Rather than list La Tigre’s in-ring tactics to be mindful of, Franchon Crews-Dezurn took the time label her as a phony and sham.
Crews-Dezurn supplied her two cents on the matter in an exclusive interview with FightHype.
“She’s a fraud, you know, quantity over quality! She thinks she can beat me, she used to cyber-bully me until I blocked her and she’s not real, she’s not real. She tried me when I was in Mexico but I shut it down real quick. You know, I am the same person if you see me in person and social media, everything is the same.”
LAZY BONES DON’T EAT
As her critique of Jimenez continued, it didn’t get any rosier when discussing the topic of promotion. In this day and age of boxing, the fighters themselves endlessly talk about the ‘business side’ of the sport. There simply is no escaping the notion.
Embracing that part of the profession, Franchon Crews-Dezurn openly accepts all the fan and media obligations that it takes to excel to the next level of stardom. Unfortunately, she could not say the same for her next opponent.
“It’s unfortunate, it’s kind of like me. Women want to get paid, but they’re not promoting the fight. Claressa [Shields] is carrying this fight on her own. My opponent is not here to promote the fight, nor on social media. Like, you want this work, you got to put something in.”
It’ll be fun to see how it all plays out in the ring!
By: Bakari Simpson