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Molina Weighs In at 144 Pounds for 140-Pound Crawford Fight

By Keith Idec

John Molina Jr. came in four pounds overweight Friday afternoon for his 140-pound title fight against Terence Crawford.

Molina will have two hours to lose the weight and come back to the scales at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. If Molina (29-6, 23 KOs) cannot lose the weight, their HBO “World Championship Boxing” main event still is expected to take place Saturday night, though Crawford’s WBC and WBO super lightweight titles wouldn’t be at stake.

Crawford weighed in at 139.6 pounds, below the super lightweight limit.

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When asked by toprank.tv’s Crystina Poncher if he could make the weight, Molina said, “Yeah, definitely. We’re gonna get to work and do what we’ve gotta do. We’ll just take the four pounds off and get to work tomorrow.”

Omaha’s Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) didn’t seem all that concerned about Molina coming in overweight.

“He’s the one who’s gotta lose it,” Crawford said. “Not me.”

Crawford doesn’t think Molina’s weight issue will have much impact on their scheduled 12-round fight.

“Not at all,” Crawford said. “I’m not worried about it. Like I told you, I’m ready for whatever he brings. I’ll stick with that.”

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

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Edward90 on 12-10-2016

[QUOTE=Godsfly;17264024]molina will blow up to 180......also this is a huge deal. the guy didn't make his contracted weight in which he is getting payed a lot of money to do. molina will certainly have the weight advantage but crawford has…

Comment by Dip_Slide on 12-10-2016

[QUOTE=krazyn8tive;17264004]^^^this right here^^^[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=HanzGruber;17263952]hes lucky hes with haymon or he would never be on tv again.. that was such a bad performance, ill be surprised if he lands a punch on crawford[/QUOTE] And even more disappointing was him complaining about…

Comment by dazzo16 on 12-10-2016

[MENTION=7088]rudy[/MENTION]...why, does your mum not have one?? stupid c..u..nt your mum a hemaphrodite?

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 12-09-2016

[QUOTE=BOXEO _;17264369]I wonder if he's going to have a rehydration clause in the morning.[/QUOTE] if they smart they would.

Comment by mathed on 12-09-2016

Crawford via stoppage before 6 rds.

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