John Molina Hires Robert Garcia, Eyed By Ricky Burns

By Ryan Burton has been advised that lightweight contender John Molina Jr. (24-2, 19KOs) is now being trained by Robert Garcia out of his Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA. 

Garcia has a deep stable of fighters including his brother Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana and many others.

Molina is looking to bounce back from his September 8th 1st round knockout loss to WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco.

According to our sources Molina is looking to return to the ring in December or January and is also being looked at as a potential opponent for WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10KOs), who is scheduled to take place on December 15th.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 10-22-2012

Garcia doesn't teach people how to take Knees. You either have it or you dont.

Comment by ddangerous on 10-22-2012

[QUOTE=Slyboots;12627518]Why is Ricky Burns eyeing Molina after he was beaten in the 1st round of his last fight?[/QUOTE] I was thinking the same thing. Molina is better than that last fight, but he definitely needs to get another win before…

Comment by Slyboots on 10-22-2012

Why is Ricky Burns eyeing Molina after he was beaten in the 1st round of his last fight?

Comment by mike gonzalez on 10-22-2012

Great move by John Molina. I still believe John can beat overrated DeMarco I want to see a rematch, and this time John Molina will ko DeMarco, who is about to lose by ko to Adrien Broner Nov. 17 at…

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