The recent heavyweight clash between Jermaine Franklin and Isaac Munoz Gutierrez was nothing less than entertaining; after facing consecutive losses against Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua, Jermain Franklin is finally back on the winning page.
Munoz Gutierrez was undefeated, but Franklin snatched the ‘0’ out of his well-maintained record of 17-0 and updated the number to 17-1. After 10 rounds of dominating action from Jermaine Franklin the judges declared him the winner by unanimous decision.Jermaine Franklin (22-2) aspires to compete against fighters from the top deck, and it will be interesting to see who he ends up fighting against next.
His performance against Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte was far from mediocre, even though he lost, and if he is successful in claiming a few more wins, he can definitely challenge one of them for a rematch.
Jermaine Franklin’s thoughts on the win
Jermaine Franklin is somewhat pleased with his win; he reflects on his performance in the post-fight interview and reveals his plans for the future.
“I feel like I had a decent performance,” Franklin said, as quoted by boxing247.com. “I feel like I could have did more. I’m adjusting to a new style, trying to be more aggressive, trying not to hold back so much and let the hands go,” “I hit hard, and I was like, ‘I want to kill you’ when I need to just relax and set the punches up.
When I hit him with an uppercut [in round three], I was instantly like a deer in the headlights. I’m like, ‘What can I hit him with again?’ “I feel like if the tough guys are fighting tough guys; we shouldn’t be crying about losses".
Franklin’s future plan: "These are the top ten guys fighting each other. That’s what the sport needs. I’m just working to that position to get it back there. I want anybody in the top 15. I want any world champion.
Anybody in the top 10, top 5, or top 15, we’re coming after anybody. I probably can’t give you any solidified names because there are a lot of names on the list". (Photo credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom)