Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In

By Keith Idec, photos  by Mikey Williams

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.

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

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When asked by’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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Lightweights Ray Beltran (31-7-1, 19 KOs, 1 NC), of Phoenix, and Mason Menard (32-1, 24 KOs), of Rayne, Louisiana, both made weight for their 10-round, 135-pound fight. Beltran weighed in at 133.8 pounds. Menard weighed in at 134.2 pounds.

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Below are the weights from the non-televised portion of the undercard:

Ten rounds, light heavyweights: Sean Monaghan (27-0, 17 KOs), Long Beach, New York, 179.2 pounds, vs. Fernando Castaneda (24-11, 15 KOs), Aguascalientes, Mexico, 177.8 pounds.

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Eight rounds, super lightweights: Mike Reed (20-0, 12 KOs), Waldorf, Maryland, 142 pounds, vs. Sidney Siqueira (26-11-1, 17 KOs), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 141.6 pounds.

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Six rounds, lightweights: Kevin Ventura (3-0, 2 KOs), Omaha, Nebraska, 135 pounds, vs. Gregorio Perez Herrera (4-1-1, 1 KO), Denver, 134.4 pounds.

Four rounds, light heavyweights: Steve Nelson (4-0, 4 KOs), Omaha, Nebraska, 174 pounds, vs. Chris Harris (2-1-2, 2 KOs), Kansas City, Kansas, 175 pounds

Four rounds, super middleweights: Chris Arguello (1-1-1, 1 KO), Denver, 168.4 pounds, vs. Manuel Medrano (4-4, 2 KOs), Tlaquepaque, Mexico, 167 pounds                                                          

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

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

Terrence crawford got this

Comment by megas30 on 12-10-2016

Damn, i was distracted. That TR girl has a serious bulge. I feel like i want to want pull a Donald Trump and ask her what she has hiding in there.

Comment by Califire209 on 12-09-2016

Molina its time to go up to 147 pimp

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 12-09-2016

[QUOTE=mathed;17264319]Crawford gonna tax that ass real good![/QUOTE] I was hoping for at least a competitive fight, I don't think we'll even get that

Comment by Czarczar on 12-09-2016

Round 1 knockout, Molina looks terrible.

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