Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

John Molina Spoils Provodnikov's SHO Debut, Wins Decision

Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York - John Molina (29-6, 23KOs) picked up one of the biggest wins of his career with a twelve round unanimous decision of former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (25-5, 18KOs). The scores were 116-112, 117-111 and 115-113.

Provodnikov started coming forward, as expected, and Molina was moving and doing more boxing while picking his shots. They were brawling with huge shots at the start of the second. Molina went back to moving and boxing by the end of the same round. Molina was jabbing and staying at the distance in the third, while landing some big shots.

The action was fought on the inside with both fighters landing some big shots on the inside in the fourth.  Provodnikov suffered a cut from an accident clash of heads. They continued to trade in the fifth, but it was Molina who had the edge with the hard punches he was landing. Molina continued to stay at the distance during the sixth and landing long shots and jabs.

Provodnikov was finally able to buckle Molina in the sixth. It didn't stop Molina from closing the round strong. Molina was boxing smart in the seventh, landing hard shots and using his jab to set things up. Provodnikov was pressing at the start of the eight, landing some good shots as Molina too his foot off the gas. Molina was using his boxing to trouble Provodnikov, who continued a very steady pressure pace and kept up the same effort in the ninth.

Molina kept a distance in the tenth, using his jab and boxing with a focused effort. Provodnikov was kept at bay and wasn't very active with his punches. In the eleventh, it was Provodnikov who was boxing and picking his spots and it seemed to confuse Molina. At the start of the twelfth, they were once again trading big shots. Each fighter had his moments with their hard punches landing often, but Molina landed more and finished better.

weigh in-0002 (John Molina Jr) (720x480)_1

ON THE UNDERCARD

In a WBC world title eliminator, former WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16KOs) dropped Willie Nelson (25-3-1, 15KOs) four times for a stoppage win in the twelfth and final round. Andrade will now get a crack at the winner of the mandatory fight between WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo and challenger Charles Hatley.

Andrade was very aggressive in the first round, decking down Nelson with a hard counter right hand. Nelson beat the count and took some punishment until the round. Nelson did his best to get back in the fight, but he was being dominated by the workrate and the power combinations that were raining down from Andrade. 

At the end of the eleventh, Andrade once again decked Nelson with a hard counter hook. At the start of the twelfth, Andrade dropped him a third time and Nelson seemed to be spent at that point. Andrade decked him for fourth time after a barrage of punches and the fight was waved off.

In a battle for the vacant WBC lightweight world championship Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15KOs) stopped late replacement Franklin Mamani (21-3-1, 12KOs) in three rounds.

Mamani was rocked at the start with big punches to the head and body. Dejan rocked him bad during the third round and then pounded him against the ropes until the referee jumped in to wave off the fight.

The full champion is Jorge Linares, who was out of the ring due to a fractured hand injury. He is ready to come back and will have to face Dejan in the near future.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bambam182 on 06-12-2016

[QUOTE=revelated;16781576]Lucas CLEARLY beat him. That one isn't eligible. [B]Algieri? That was a gift. And I'm an Algieri fan. Manny Pacquiao proved Algieri in no way should have gotten that decision and you know it. A guy gets knocked down, takes…

Comment by TheCleaner on 06-12-2016

watch round 11, Provo can jab well and get into range much better using that than the high hands duck and hook strategy! I hate to see this big looping missed hooks, he has very decent pop and Molina had…

Comment by -Antonio- on 06-12-2016

When Provodnikov got outboxed so badly by Matthysse I pretty much conceded this guy was a club fighter. I thibk Tim had such a hard time because he's so short like Ruslan, and he fought a stupid fight. These taller…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-12-2016

[QUOTE=baya;16782002]news to me ... who was that?[/QUOTE] Luis Orlando Del Valle.

Comment by baya on 06-12-2016

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;16780298]What ever happened to that other Rican that was training with Nacho?[/QUOTE] news to me ... who was that?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (452)
Top Headlines Hearn: If Fury Beats Wilder, Rematch Will Prevent Joshua-Fury WBC Prez on Porter-Spence Unification, Thurman's Direct Shot Tony Bellew: I Know I'll Find A Way To Beat Usyk; I Always Do JJ McDonagh Blasts Eubanks as "Fakes" Nicola Adams Aims To Blast Out Millan For WBO Crown Usyk: One Reason We Agreed To Face Bellew - Is To Get Joshua! Michael Conlan: Vladimir Nikitin Will Be My First Step Up Golovkin's Coach Doubts Age Will Be a Factor in Canelo Trilogy Brian Rose Vows To Make His Comeback in Top Form Incessant Sanctioning Silliness Prompts Alternative Crusade Canelo Has No Issue Working Out New Deal With HBO Anthony Joshua: Dillian Whyte Deserves it More Than Tyson Fury Gamboa Views Juanma as Springboard To Lomachenko Fight Anthony Joshua Asks Tyson Fury: Why Am I a Sh*thouse? Alantez Fox Picks Up Return Win, Beats Elvin Ayala Canelo Alvarez Receives Medical Clearance For December Fight Crolla: If I Win, A Good Chance The Lomachenko Fights Happens Bellew: If I Don't Stop After This, My Wife Will Divorce Me! Espinoza: Showtime Not Going Anywhere; Spending More $$$ In 2019 Salvador Briseno Inks Promotional With All Star Boxing News: Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Ward, McCullough, Doyle, Egbunike Tony Bellew: Usyk is a Monster – But I Can Knock Him Out! Joshua's Promoter: The Sole Focus, 100%, is Wilder Fight in April Usyk-Bellew Card: Cordina-Cardle, Crolla-Yordan, Walsh-Lowe II Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Presser Groves: We Are Supremely Confident of Beating Callum Smith Tony Bellew: I'm Not Scared Of Usyk's 'Crazy Ukrainian Look' Hearn: Joshua Had Horrific Camp, Flu Before Fighting Povetkin WBC Prez: Canelo vs. Charlo Status To Be Clarified at Convention Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Afterthoughts Nietes' Trainer: No Palicte Rematch, We Want The Best at 115 McCallum Turns To Former Foe in Bid To Make Improvements Hearn Warns Warren: Fury Will Never Get 50-50 Split For Joshua Kosei Tanaka Beats Sho Kimura in Absolute War For WBO Title Anthony Joshua Smiles: This Payday is Deontay Wilder's Legacy! Zakaria Attou Stripped of EBU Belt, Milas vs. Tintor on Oct. 6 Labour MP Believes Boxing Can Help Knockout Knife Crime Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show Eleider Alvarez Felt Golovkin Won, Vows To Beat Down Kovalev Jean Pascal vs. Gary Kopas at Cruiserweight on November 9
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement