Advertisement
Advertisement

John Molina backs Chris Arreola to beat Bermane Stiverne

By Ryan Burton

On May 10th, Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola will face each other at the Galen Center on the USC campus in a fight televised by ESPN for the vacant WBC heavyweight title.  The fight will be a rematch of their April, 2013 bout that was won by Stiverne via unanimous decision.

In a recent conversation with BoxingScene.com, junior welterweight contender John Molina said that he believes Arreola will make the necessary adjustments to defeat Stiverne.  Molina and Arreola are both promoted by the same promoter, Dan Goosen, but even though he is admittedly biased, Molina said that he thinks Arreola is much more hungry this time around with a world title at stake.

"I believe in my heart of hearts we will see something different. You can say that I am biased because me and Chris are friends outside of the ring but when Chris trains hard and prepares himself, I think you get the best Chris Arreola and I think the stage is set for him to make history. 

Stiverne is a great fighter and he showed it the first time, but you got to remember Chris didn't get up for that fight and he didn't do himself justice and go to the gym and get in shape.  In the first rounds before he broke his nose he did very well and even with the broken nose he was able to finish the fight.  I think Chris is hungry this time and I am leaning towards him winning," said Molina.

Molina returns to the ring on April 26th at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will face hard hitting Argentine Lucas Matthysse. The equally hard hitting Molina will be moving up from the lightweight division and said that he will be even stronger with the additional weight and predicted that the fight will produce fireworks.

"It is going to be bombs away man.  Two of the hardest hitters in the division.  Now that I am at 140 I am going to be stronger.  I don't think you will need judges.  I think that it will come down to who is the last man standing.

A lot of people look at the (Antonio) DeMarco fight (who stopped Molina) but people have to remember that I am still learning on the job.  I didn't turn pro until I was 24.  It is going to be a very entertaining fight and I am going to surprise some people," Molina told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NELSONMELENDEZ2 on 04-02-2014

In my heart i think Lucas will knock out Molina faster than stiverne knocks out arreola. Molina is a bum

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement