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Photos/Weights/Quotes: Bey vs. Molina, Jack vs. Ennis

LAS VEGAS  – The four boxers who will fight on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow, Friday, July 19, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas are set to go following Thursday’s official weigh-in. All made the weight on their first attempts.

A rising star in the lightweight division, Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (18-0-1, 9 KO’s), of Las Vegas by way of Cleveland, puts his undefeated record on the line against former world title challenger John “The Gladiator” Molina (25-3, 20 KO’s), of Covina, Calif., in the 10-round main event. Bey weighed 133 pounds; Molina 134½ pounds.

In the ShoBox 10-round main co-feature, unbeaten, world-rated Badou Jack (14-0, 10 KO’s), of Las Vegas by way of Stockholm, Sweden, faces Farah “Quiet Storm’’ Ennis (21-2, 12 KO’s), of Philadelphia, in a super middleweight bout. Jack tipped the scale at 167½ pounds; Ennis weighed 166½ pounds.

Tickets for the eight-fight event, which is presented by Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona, are priced at $125, $100, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, and are on sale at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.  Doors open at 5:25 p.m. PT. The first fight begins at 5:30 p.m.

What the ShoBox fighters said Thursday:

MICKEY BEY

“We all know what Molina is going to do. He is going to come at me and try and land his money punch, the right hand. Well, I’ve got power, too.

“I feel like I’m a young 30 years old. In fact, I feel better now than I did when I was 23. I’ve never really taken a lot of punishment.

“I never go into a fight with a game plan. I just adapt, see what makes my opponent feel uncomfortable and go from there.

“I’ve only fought three rounds in the last 20 months or so but I’m in the gym every day. Training camp went great. I spar five-minute rounds. For sure, my conditioning is fine and will not be a factor.’’

JOHN MOLINA

“I’m glad to be back with my trainer, Joe Goossen. We work well together and we’ve had a lot of good wins together. I had a tremendous camp with tremendous sparring. I’m in great shape, totally ready and absolutely confident. I’ve got that sense of urgency back, and you’ll see that for yourself on Friday.

“I’m excited. It is going to be a hell of a fight. There’s no secret I’m going to try and make this a physical fight and go right after him. Bey is a very quick, athletic boxer. But I’m not going to let him breathe. I don’t plan on it going to the judges.

“You can’t compare our opposition. I’ve fought much better. The 135-pound division is wide open, so a win puts me back in the mix big-time.’’

BADOU JACK

“I really hope he comes at me and tries to back me up. It’ll really be a good night if he does. But whatever he does, I’m ready and not overlooking him.

“One thing about Floyd Mayweather, he wants all of us on The Money Team to fight. So when the shot at a world title comes, we’ll be ready.’’

FARAH ENNIS

“I feel good about this fight, and I really want it. I know what it takes to be a world champion. I’m ready to let my hands go. I know I have to stay busy and dominate all the rounds in this fight.

“This win can take me to the next level.’’

Mauro Ranallo will call the action from ringside with Steve Farhood and former World Champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts.  The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

For more information, visit www.mayweatherpromotions.com and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MayweatherPromo , www.twitter.com/MickeyBeyTMT , www.twitter.com/badoujack , www.twitter.com/TheJointLV , www.twitter.com/hardrockhotellv and www.twitter.com/SHOsports , follow the conversation using #BeyMolina and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromo and www.facebook.com/SHOsports .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChestRockwell on 07-19-2013

Molina looks drained. He needs to win this. Or maybe move up.

Comment by Hougigo on 07-19-2013

[QUOTE=chiguy91;13569840]it'd be great to see molina pull off the upset, but i'm sure he was picked for a reason. too bad he couldn't ever follow up his win over lundy. anyone know if he's still with garcia?[/QUOTE] 2 fights in…

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 07-19-2013

decent fights tomorrow ill be watching

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-19-2013

it'd be great to see molina pull off the upset, but i'm sure he was picked for a reason. too bad he couldn't ever follow up his win over lundy. anyone know if he's still with garcia?

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