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Molina: Underdog Tag Motivates Me With Adrien Broner

by David P. Greisman

One man is a former three-division world titleholder who has headlined numerous cards on Showtime and HBO, earned big paydays, and received the lion’s share of questions from the media on an April 1 conference call.

The other man is Carlos Molina.

Molina, a 28-year-old from Norwalk, Calif., will face Adrien Broner on the undercard to the May 3 pay-per-view featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana. The bout is essentially intended to get Broner back in the ring after he suffered his first pro loss last December against Maidana.

Molina is 17-1-1 with 7 KOs and is coming off more than a year away from the ring following a December 2012 stoppage loss to Amir Khan. Broner, meanwhile, is a 24-year-old who is 27-1 with 22 knockouts and 1 no contest, held world titles at 130, 135 and 147.

Their bout will take place at junior welterweight.

“I know the whole world sees me as an underdog, but that just motivates me even more,” Molina said. “I’ve got a lot to prove in this fight. I’m coming off a loss also with Amir Khan. I’m going to go in there. I’ve been working extremely hard for this fight, so I’m going to give it my all come May 3.”

And Molina said he’s not bothered by the attention going to Broner instead of him.

“He’s the three-time world champion. He’s the one that’s supposed to put on a show, so I’m right here, just working hard and getting ready for May 3.”

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

[QUOTE=WarMaidana;14387874]hahaha no wonder he calls himself the "can man" cause he fights tomato cans!!![/QUOTE] Any tomato can "can" get it.

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 04-02-2014

Adrien Broner is going to punish this Kid !!! The bodywork is going to ruin this guy!!! Adrien TKO 5rd !!!

Comment by Mayweatherducks on 04-02-2014

3 overrated bums

Comment by Mayweatherducks on 04-02-2014

Three overrated buns on the same card how nice lol. A Near Con, Gayweather and Cloner Broner lol.

Comment by JQside on 04-02-2014

This is even more embarrassing if he loses or gets KDd by Molina. Of course, that's far from happening. But things happen.

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