CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Despite his A1 performance against Mexican challenger Israel Gonzalez on Saturday, the lead trainer of Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas insists he wasn’t totally satisfied with the tenth-round knockout win.
“I give him a seven (from a scale of ten),” said Joven Jimenez, who described his fighter as a bit slow and not as aggressive in defending the International Boxing Federation super-flyweight crown for the fourth time.
Jimenez swears that Ancajas was far more impressive when he mauled the rugged Jamie Conlan of Northern Ireland last November in Belfast.
“In that fight, Jerwin looked as if he was going to eat Conlan whole,” said Jimenez, admitting that he was surprised that the fight ended in a knockout.
“I thought it was going 12 rounds because there was no specific instructions for him to force a KO,” added Jimenez.
Punchstats only proved Ancajas’ mastery of Gonzalez.
Ancajas threw a total of 477 punches while Gonzalez had 303 with the Filipino landing 130 for 27 percent and the Mexican connecting just 48 for 16 percent.
In the power punches department, Ancajas unleashed 231 and was credited for 84 hits while Gonzalez unloaded 242 but only scored 46 for 19 percent. Jabs were also a domain of Ancajas, who threw 246 and scored 46 for 19 percent. Gonzalez was gun-shy with a measly 61 with only two scoring for 3 percent.