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Photos: Wilder-Molina, Pedraza-Klimov Weigh-In

By Jake Donovan

Deontay Wilder enjoys a homecoming for the first defense of his heavyweight belt, as he faces Eric Molina in front of what will be a sold-out crowd Saturday evening at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Photos by Stephanie Trapp.

Wilder (33-0, 32KOs) came in at 229 lbs., matching a career-high though still fit and trim across his 6'7" frame. Molina (23-2, 17KOs) weighed 239.25 lbs. for his first career title shot.

The bout airs live on Showtime.

In the televised co-feature, unbeaten Jose Pedraza faces Andrey Klimov for a vacant junior lightweight belt. Pedraza (19-0, 12KOs) tipped the scales at 129.75 lbs., while Klimov (19-1, 9KOs) weighed in at a trim and ready 129 lbs.

12 ROUNDS - WBC LIGHTWEIGHT ELIMINATOR

Ivan Redkach, 134.4 vs. Dejan Zlaticanin, 134.6

10 ROUNDS - WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS JUNIOR MIDDLEWIGHT TITLE

Julian Williams, 153.8 vs. Armen Ovsepyan, 153.2

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by stellen on 06-13-2015

He has a bigger gut than me. This is one pathetic match up.

Comment by Someone88 on 06-13-2015

Go Wilder!

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-13-2015

... None of these photos show Wilder's famous legs...

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 06-13-2015

Wilder by KO in 2 minutes.

Comment by Tobi.G on 06-13-2015

Another chubby heavyweight-contender..... This wont last Long. Wilder looks stronger than before.

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