Alejandra Jimenez claimed the WBC and WBO super-middleweight world titles from Franchon Crews Dezurn on Saturday night, but the fight will go down in history because of a troublesome weave.
Former heavyweight title holder Jimenez made a gruelling cut all the way down to 168lbs to take the belts by split decision at the San Antonio Alamadome on Saturday night.
But the unusual drama in the ninth round when the fight was brought to a halt so Crews Dezurn could get her weave fixed as it started to cause her issues.
The 32-year-old slumped into her corner to resolve the issue, with legendary trainer Barry Hunter screaming at the corner team to ‘get that s*** off’ at the end of the round.
Although initially reluctant, the champion accepted the decision and the hairpiece was removed so the fight could continue.
Hunter then delivered a slap on the cheek in order to get his fighter’s head back in the game in what was an extremely tight fight.
This is not the first time Hunter has slapped one of his fighter’s, infamously cracking Lamont Peterson across the chops as he secured a points win over Dierry Jean.
Dezurn started brightly and was the aggressor early on as she landed more frequently, but Jimenez was landing the heavier shots against the smaller woman.
Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KO) won on scores of 97-93 and 98-92 in her favour, with one card sort of ridiculously going to Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KO), 97-93.