By James Blears
WBC lightweight champion Antonio†DeMarco (27-2-1, 20KOs), is homing in on, and questioning just how his rival John Molina Jr. (24-1, 19KOs), is going to reach the weight for their fight on Saturday at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California. Molina has not made the lightweight limit since last May. He weighed a little over 138 for his last outing in June and a little over 137 for his outing in June 2011. The last time he made the lightweight limit was in May of 2011.†
Tony who himself isnít tiny mused: ďJohn Molina is very big for this division! I understand heís had to sacrifice a lot to reach the required weight. I donít know if this will be good or bad for him. But heís a strong rival, and Iím prepared for a tough fight!
ďJohn is a dangerous opponent and he throws a lot of punches. He comes forward and heís a warrior. Thatís why Iíve worked very hard with strength conditioning, and Iím now at my peak. Iíve matured as a person and Iíve matured as a fighter.Ē
In a conference call with the WBC, Tony laughed sardonically, when asked about what his day consisted of. He replied that it starts with a 5.30am runÖor sometimes even earlier. Then after a rest andsome †breakfast, he goes to the gym at midday and stays until 6pm. Then home for an hour of rest, and back to the gym yet again, home by 9pm, dinner and bed. He does this a mere six days per week.
Asked if he was planning to KO John Molina, Tony deftly ducked away from boastfulness. He diplomatically replied: ďIím a respectful boxer. This is a profession of gentlemen. We bring everything to the ring. All Iíll say is that Iím fully prepared and Iím looking forward to giving the fans an excellent fight against a worthy and tough opponent.ĒTags: John Molina , Antonio DeMarco , DeMarco-Molina , DeMarco vs Molina