Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Matthysse, Molina Expect War That Won't Require Judges

By Carlos Arias

CARSON --- Judges? Who needs judges?

Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) of Trelew, Argentina, and John Molina (27-3, 22 KOs) of Covina are planning to blast away on each other when they go toe-to-toe for the vacant WBC Continental Americas junior-welterweight title in the co-main event on Saturday at StubHub Center on Showtime.

"I know he's a feared man," Molina said at Thursday's final pre-fight news conference. "He's somebody that people say, 'How about Lucas Matthysse? Eh, how about not Lucas Matthysse.' But we said, 'How about Lucas Matthysse.' It's going to be an explosive fight. Like (Golden Boy Promotions president) Oscar (De La Hoya) said I have a never-say-die attitude."

Molina is the underdog in this fight, but he was the underdog last year when he came from behind to knock out previously-unbeaten Mickey Bey in the 10th round.

"People say let's take a page out of Danny Garcia's book. That's how to beat him," Molina said. "With all due respect to Danny Garcia, I'm not Danny Garcia. I'm never going to claim to be Danny Garcia. I do what I do best and that's fight. I come, I throw punches, I'm a heavy hitter and I'm a force to be reckoned with. I'm excited for this fight. I know we're not going find Lucas Matthysse. He's the kind of guy that sits there and exchanges. He's known to be a heavy hitter. He's a proven heavy hitter at that. He's got our undivided attention. We're coming into this fight fully prepared. We trained hard. Training camp went well. ... And the judges, I don't believe you guys need to attend this fight. I don't think I stand alone by saying that. It's going to be a war and it's going to be bombs away and we'll see who comes out standing."

Matthysse is coming off a decision loss to Garcia last September, which cost him his WBC junior-welterweight title.

"I just want to let you know I'm very well prepared," Matthysse said. "I'm very excited to be back. I'm ready. We know what John Molina brings. He's a strong fighter. We're ready for Saturday night."

Contact Carlos Arias on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 04-25-2014

John is about slow. He warms up slow. It takes him 5 rounds to get going. He needs to sit in a sauna before this fight, come in with a good sweat. Lucas fades late, right about the time John…

Comment by Bee Keepz on 04-25-2014

Long shot, but rooting for John "The Real Rocky" Molina.

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 04-25-2014

Matthysse is gonna murder Molina

Comment by bojangles1987 on 04-25-2014

Might not need more than one card girl either.

Comment by Fr3$h on 04-25-2014

matthysse ponytail mullet thing warrior ftw

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Gabe Rosado Vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next Sam Teah Hurts Kenneth Sims, Decisions Him Over Eight Andrew Moloney vs. Cris Paulino on December 14 in Perth Arnold Khegai Drops, Decisions a Tough Jorge Diaz Wilder: If Fury Tries To Rough Me Up - I'll Be His Worst Nightmare Callum Smith More Than Willing To Fight Andre Ward in May Luis Ortiz Vows To Make Kauffman Pay For 'Cheater' Comments Photos: Nico Hernandez Ready For Hometown Clash Top Rank VP: Arriaza is Measuring Stick Bout For Kavaliauskas Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Get Tense at Weigh-In Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Ready For War in Kansas Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Trade Heated Words
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement