Molina Jr., who entertained in 2014 with two bruising and action-packed fights, is looking forward to getting back in the ring.
For John Molina Jr., 2014 was an eventful year for so many reasons.
The scrappy, gritty and gifted fighter battled Lucas Matthysse in April and Humberto Soto in September. Both fights were brawls that entertained and delighted the boxing faithful.
In fact, many fight fans and experts called Molina Jr.'s "street fight" epic battle with Matthysse "the fight of the year." A fight which saw Molina Jr. battle Matthysse to the very end.
With Molina moving up to the 140-pound division for the Matthysse fight, he feels he's proved much in his bruising fight with the Argentinian.
“Mattyse was looked at this monster in the division and I was this newcomer coming into the division,” Molina told the Los Angeles Daily News. “Although I’ve been in the boxing game for a while, my name has barely reached the accolades of such fighters as Matthyse. What I was able to take away from that fight is that I am one of the strongest guys at 140 pounds. He fought a hell of a fight and won because he was more experienced than me.”
With his inclusion in the first card of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC in March, Molina has an opportunity to make a signficant statement early by beating Adrien "The Problem" Broner.
- John Molina Jr