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Dominic Breazeale-Eric Molina Set for Wilder-Stiverne Undercard

By Keith Idec

Dominic Breazeale will have to get through one of Deontay Wilder’s knockout victims to move toward his own WBC heavyweight title shot.

BoxingScene.com has learned Breazeale will box Eric Molina on the Wilder-Bermane Stiverne undercard November 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs), of Eastvale, California, was scheduled to fight Las Vegas’ Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs), but Stiverne replaced Luis Ortiz as Wilder’s opponent in the main event once Ortiz tested positive for two banned substances late last month.

The 6-feet-7, 260-pound Breazeale’s lone loss came against Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs), who stopped Breazeale in the seventh round of their IBF title fight in June 2016 at O2 Arena in London. The 6-feet-4, 240-pound Molina (26-4, 19 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, has been knocked out in the ninth round by Wilder and was stopped by Joshua in the third round.

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If Breazeale and Wilder win November 4, it could set up Wilder’s next title defense. Breazeale and Wilder got into an altercation in at a Birmingham hotel following Wilder’s last title defense, a fifth-round stoppage of Gerald Washington (18-2-1, 12 KOs) on February 25 at Legacy Arena.

Breazeale beat Poland’s Izu Ugonoh (17-1, 14 KOs) by fifth-round knockout on the Wilder-Washington undercard.

The Breazeale-Molina match will be televised by Showtime Extreme, before the telecast switches over to Showtime for a tripleheader that’ll feature the Wilder-Stiverne rematch.

Stiverne, the mandatory challenger for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title, is the only opponent Wilder hasn’t knocked out during his pro career. Wilder defeated Stiverne by 12-round unanimous decision to win the WBC title in January 2015 in Las Vegas.

Showtime also will air a 10-round welterweight bout between former IBF 147-pound champion Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) and Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs). The tripleheader will start with Kazakhstan’s Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KOs) and Japan’s Akihiro Kondo (29-6-1, 16 KOs) in a 12-round, 140-pound fight for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title.

The November 4 undercard will include the return of Long Island light heavyweight Sean Monaghan as well. Monaghan (28-1, 17 KOs) will try to bounce back from a second-round technical knockout loss to Staten Island’s Marcus Browne (20-0, 15 KOs) in his last fight, July 15 in Uniondale, New York.

Also on the November 4 undercard, Brooklyn’s Amanda Serrano (33-1-1, 25 KOs) is set to meet Marylin Hernandez (26-10, 17 KOs), of the Dominican Republic.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theface07 on 10-12-2017

Wilder keeps talking all sorts of trash about wanting to fight Joshua but here he is being setup to fight the winner of two fringe contenders one of whom he already beat and 2 of whom Joshua already dispatched with…

Comment by Jkp on 10-12-2017

Molina should not be allowed to box again, after he put on one of the Worst performances of All Time against AJ in his last fight. (Watch it on youtube if you need a refresher of how little effort he…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-12-2017

Brassiere definitely got a free pass on this one... which I guess is a good respite before Wilder annihilates him next time out.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-12-2017

[QUOTE=Willy Wanker;18129570]This fight will resemble two rival plumbers fighting each other.[/QUOTE] Oh no, not the Deadly Crack Twins! Lunk and Loaf! LOL

Comment by P4Pdunny on 10-12-2017

Keep busy type of fight for Brez

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