Santiago Ponzinibbio Has No Interest In Facing Darren Till Next
Santiago Ponzinibbio has his sights set on a welterweight title shot or a top five ranked opponent but the Argentinean knockout artist has no interest in a showdown against Darren Till.
On Saturday night in front of a home audience, Ponzinibbio had his most impressive showing to date as he punished Neil Magny for more than three rounds before landing an overhand right in the fourth that put his opponent face first down on the canvas to call a stop to the contest.
Afterwards, Ponzinibbio was quick to call out welterweight champion Tyron Woodley but admitted during the post fight press conference that he may not receive that shot.
If Woodley isn’t available, Ponzinibbio is targeting the winner of the upcoming ‘Ultimate Fighter’ finale main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Kamaru Usman.
Till was another named mentioned to Ponzinibbio but he quickly shot down that idea while calling into question the Brit’s professionalism after failing to make weight in several of his past fights at 170 pounds.
“I don’t see [Darren Till] as a very professional athlete,” Ponzinibbio said about the former title contender. “I think he missed weight a few times so there are fights that I’m more interested in than him.”
As far as Woodley goes, Ponzinibbio believes it’s only a matter of time before they clash with the welterweight title on the line.
Until then, Ponzinibbio knows Woodley will clutch his title tight but he promises he will eventually take it away from him and bring the welterweight champion back to Argentina.
“He wants to hold onto his title as long as possible. He knows that if he does fight me, I’m going to knock him out and take it,” Ponzinibbio said about Woodley. “So he wants to keep extended his reign as long as he can and that’s why he keeps saying that I still have a long way to go.”
Ponzinibbio definitely put himself into position to get a top five opponent following his impressive outing on Saturday night as he racked up his seventh straight win including four of those coming by way of knockout.