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SHO Weights From Alabama: Wilder 229, Molina 239.25

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.

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. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 06-13-2015

Finding it really difficult to take an interest in this fight at all. I mean this has to be one of the worst title defences at heavy in a long while, Wilder has literally picked the worst opponent available within…

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