Orozco: “We're here to become world champion" (+ video)
"My corner was telling me he's got the jab [figured out], so hide it and follow with the right hand," said undefeated WBO #4, WBA#8 IBF#11, WBC#10 (at welterweight) super-lightweight Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) after fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten KeAndre Gibson (16-1-1, 7 KOs). "They were telling me, 'Follow up after the jab,' and that's what we did -- double jab, right hand."
"From start to finish, I stuck to the fundamentals in this fight," Orozco said. "We knew he was quick, had good foot movement [and was] a great boxer. Patience was the key, and we prevailed. I'm very happy to have won this fight, and now it's time to go home to my family."
With the victory, Orozco put himself back on track for a shot at a world title. "This is the goal," he said. "This is the first step [after what happened in December]. We're here to become world champion."
Gibson, who was stepping up the level of his opposition, had no excuses. "I tried to outbox him," said Gibson, whose purse was $20,000 compared to Orozco's $30,000. "Unfortunately, I got caught. It happens."
According to CompuBox punch statistics, Orozco landed 81 of 248 punches (33 percent) and Gibson landed 62 of 185 punches (34 percent), though nothing appeared to remotely bother Orozco. Of Orozco's 63 landed power shots, 43 were to the body.