Alejandra Jiménez (13-0-1, 9 KOs), who at one time was the WBC heavyweight champion and last week captured the WBC super middleweight title, is planning to drop down by more one more weight class to pursue a fight with unified champion Claressa Shields.
Last Saturday night in Texas, Jimenez decided to go to war with Franchón Crews-Dezurn. Jimenez admits that she threw away her game plan to get the decision victory - and the world title.
"I said goodbye to my defense, goodbye to technique, I'm going to come forward because I'm going to wear this belt and it worked for me," Jimenez told Carlo Sports.
Jimenez explains that her extreme drop in weight was motivated by her inability to secure opponents at heavyweight.
Now she wants to become a three division world champion - and Shields hold every major title at middleweight. Shields became a three division champion last Friday, when she dropped to junior middleweight to dominate Ivana Habazin for the WBC, WBO titles.
"It was me who made the decision [to drop down] because I didn't have opponent. So I went down, I had lost almost 50 kilos and I decided to change my division with the help of my nutritionist Gustavo Melo, and Samuel Uribe who is my boxing coach. My physical trainer took me to the limit and he's done physically wonders for me, and that man is Vicente 'Chino' Fernández," Jimenez said.
"A lot of people told me that my punch was going to go have less stream by going down, that maybe it was going to weaken me by dropping that much weight. I did the right things with specialists. Definitely now my punch is much stronger, I'm much faster, my technique is more refined and emotionally I'm better with what is being reflected when I look in the mirror. I feel much better, I liked it more, I feel very good.
"I'm going to go down by one more division because I'm already looking at Claressa (Shields), let's go for it and continue making history. Mexico is a power in women's boxing, the heart of a Mexican is unbreakable."