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Steve Molitor Hints at Retirement After The Ndlovu Loss

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former two time super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor has hinted that he might retire after suffering a shock decision loss to Takalani Ndlovu on Saturday in South Africa. In their two prior meetings, Molitor had beaten Ndoluv with ease. This time it was different. Ndlovu was the better boxer, the better fighter, and stronger.

"There are certain things that I can no longer do. I've been a professional boxer for 10 years. Things change," Molitor told reporter Bongani Magasela.

Molitor's trainer, Chris Johnson, was impressed with Ndlovu's performance.

"Takalani was brilliant," acknowledged Johnson. "Takalani fought much better and stronger than in their last fight. It's a commendable ability as a fighter. Steve did not follow the game plan. We worked on combinations and he threw single-handed punches. He began throwing some flashes later. His rhythm was not there."

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Comment by joe strong on 03-29-2011

[QUOTE=Silencers;10300650]I think it's more in the head of Molitor more than anything, once he got knocked out by Caballero he became a different fighter. You can see it in his eyes once he gets hit, he starts fighting scared.[/QUOTE] i…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 03-29-2011

and this was the guy that everyone was complaining about donaire not getting the ability to fight? super bantam is a weak division. donaire was smart to want to stay at bantam

Comment by balintawak on 03-29-2011

[QUOTE=Silencers;10300650]I think it's more in the head of Molitor more than anything, once he got knocked out by Caballero he became a different fighter. You can see it in his eyes once he gets hit, he starts fighting scared.[/QUOTE] Totally…

Comment by RSBonos on 03-29-2011

[QUOTE=Ontario Tim;10300573]This joke of a champion should retire. Before thre fight his trainer and everyone saying he looked as good as he did before he beat Hunter, now the retirement talk? My only regret is that we wont get to…

Comment by Silencers on 03-29-2011

I think it's more in the head of Molitor more than anything, once he got knocked out by Caballero he became a different fighter. You can see it in his eyes once he gets hit, he starts fighting scared.

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