Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

John Molina Open To Facing Provodnikov, Alvarado

By Luis Sandoval

This past July John Molina Jr managed to put his career back on track as he scored a dramatic come from behind win over then undefeated Mickey Bey. Molina’s power caught up with Bey in the final minute of the final round and now Molina is looking forward to the reward of a big world title fight.

Molina’s options are pretty wide open as he’s not limited to fighting only certain fighters from a specific promoter or that fight on a certain network. He currently campaigns at 135 pounds but is willing to face the top 140 pounders and isn’t shy about naming them.

“Right now you can see there's Golden Boy and Top Rank with their cold war. So that's the beauty of being with Goosen Tutor we can go to any fighter. It's exciting for me. [We’ll fight] anyone at 140. Ruslan Provodnikov at 140, there's [Mike] Alvarado if he can still make 140. There's Lamont Peterson who has to fight his mandatory but after he's done with that if he comes out victorious we can definitely get it on at 140. There's a lot of good guys with a great style that fits mine and makes for a fan friendly fight” Molina would tell BoxingScene.

Many may be surprised to hear Molina mention Ruslan Provodnikov who in his last two fights has looked like a monster in the ring. Provodnikov managed to push Bradley to the brink and just defeated Mike Alvarado to capture his first major world title.

Molina was asked how he felt about Provodnikov as a fighter and how he envisioned a fight with them playing out if they were to face off.

“Explosive. He comes forward. His pressure is second to none. He's a very courageous fighter. I think after that Timothy Bradley fight his confidence went through the roof. And rightfully so [because] you're in there with in my opinion one of the best pound for pound fighters Timothy Bradley and not only do you almost beat him and knock him out ,but there's a lot of [people] that think that he won the fight” said Molina.

Provodnikov and Molina share one thing in common and that’s the power they pack in their punches. Molina is known for his heavy hands and Provodnikov has shown his power is real as he badly hurt and put down both Bradley and Alvarado in their fights.
Molina feels Provodnikov is definitely a very good fighter but also feels his win over Alvarado might’ve also been due to Alvarado’s weight struggle.

“I don't want to take anything away from him on the Alvarado fight. He did everything he needed to do and he beat Alvarado in his backyard but I think it was also a combination of Alvarado maybe needing to move to 147. He looked like he had a little trouble making the weight. But I think Ruslan's a hell of a fighter. I think he solidified his name as I guess a scary fighter to a lot of people right now. They don't want to fight him but I think a fight with me and him would be an explosive fight for as long as it'd last” said Molina.

Molina will first need to take care of a stay busy fight on November 16th on the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez undercard and hopes to land a significant fight next year.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter and Instagram @Truewest007.

Tags: John Molina image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hawkeye_616 on 10-31-2013

How's he open to fighting them if he's with Showtime and GBP? He can only fight Alvarez....and will lose.....sad story but carrot top needs a belt. Say bye bye Molina....your two minutes of fame are up and Schaefer cannot afford…

Comment by Souwester on 10-30-2013

Molina would get knocked out by Provodnikov.

Comment by Foreign Soil on 10-29-2013

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;13885066]the Molina fight is a step forward for him and a step back for Ruslan. I hope the Ruslan vs JMM fight happens ,its a step forward for Ruslan, it won't help poor little JMM a bit hahahaha Rulsan was…

Comment by chepboxingking on 10-29-2013

It'll be a good fight with provo, but provo deserves a bigger name. I say provo-rios after rios gets demolished by pac

Comment by King_ on 10-29-2013

The same John Molina who lost to Klimov? Sure styles make fights but Provodnikov would absolutely flatten Molina, no point in that fight other then for pure entertainment, IMO. Ruslan can and probably deserves a bigger fight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Video: Frank Warren Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Dominic Ingle Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Video: Tyson Fury Reacts To Saunders Dominating Lemieux Mayweather Not Impressed With Loma Win: Rigo Too Small Video: Billy Joe Saunders Breaks Down Domination of Lemieux Trainer Pleads With Horn To Forget Crawford, Fight Mundine Billy Joe Saunders: I Look Easy To Hurt, But You Can't Hit Me! Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - CompuBox Punch Stats Yves Ulysse: Everyone Thought I'd Get Beat - But Speed Kills! Saunders: Did I Not Tell You This Fight Would Be Easy? Billy Joe Saunders Makes Statement, Easily Dominates David Lemieux Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Spike O'Sullivan Drops, Stops Antoine Douglas in 7th Round Yves Ulysse Dominates, Drops, Hammers Cletus Seldin Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes on February 4 in Japan Tony Yoka Blasts Out Ali Baghouz in Two Rounds Saunders: Lemieux Has No Chance, I'm Convinced I'll Stop Him! Lemieux: Many UK Fans Wrote To Me, Want Me To Drill Saunders Avni Yildirim vs. Derek Edwards on March 3rd in Germany Denys Berinchyk Secures KO Win To Capture WBO Regional Belt Tom Schwarz Back on February 3, Dominic Boesel Returns on 3/3 McGregor Rules Out Pacquiao, Says Return To MMA is Next Saunders vs. Lemieux - CompuBox Historical Review Damon Allen Outboxes Martin Honorio in Quebec, Canada Jessie Vargas: I Want Thurman, Spence-Peterson Winner or Garcia Frank Warren: Saunders Can Send a Message To Canelo, GGG Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Pre-Fight Report Card Demetrius Andrade Will Be Ringside To Scout Saunders, Lemieux Saunders Unfazed by First Pro Bout Outside UK, Judging in Canada Lemieux to Saunders: Will Be Blood, Big Punches Saturday Night Hopkins: Rigondeaux is 90% Done, May Quit Again in Future Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence, Cotto, Golovkin-Charlo, More Frank Warren on DeGale's Loss, Selby Win, Corcoran, Frampton John Molina: I Had To Dig Deep, Can't Lose With Family at Ringside Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child? Bernstein: Mikey Garcia vs. Lomachenko Can Become Special Fight Golden Boy's Diaz Willing To Make Morales-Zenunaj Rematch The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P Jessie Vargas Drops, Dominates Aaron Herrera For Easy Win Horn Admits Interest in Facing Mundine Before Crawford
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement