5’5″ Carlos Molina (17-1, 7 KO’s) isn’t a big light welterweight and he doesn’t have much in the way of power, but that’s not going to stop him from looking for a knockout this Saturday night in his 10 round clash against former three division world champion Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana fight card, refereed to as “The Moment”. The Broner-Molina fight will be the third from the head-line bout, and it’s first televised fight on the Showtime pay-per-view card.
The 28-year-old Molina was picked for Broner to give him an opponent that he has a good chance of beating and looking good at the same. Getting back on the win column is the most important thing for the 24-year-old Broner, as he was humbled in his last fight against Marcos Maidana last December in losing a 12 round unanimous decision. Broner is now moving down to 140, and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions have selected the ring rusty Molina for him to fight instead of someone who has been fighting regularly. Molina last fought in December of 2012 in losing a 10th round TKO loss to Amir Khan.
“We’re going to go in there and give him a war,” Molina said. “I’ve watched a lot of fights of his. The main thing is to let our hands fly, and it’ll be a fun fight. After I beat Adrien Broner, it’ll even more exciting to be on the undercards of Mayweather.”
If Molina somehow beats Broner, you can bet that we’ll be seeing a Broner-Molina rematch, because there’s no way that Broner will be able to walk away from a defeat like this. Broner let himself be talked out of using his rematch clause against Maidana to force an immediate rematch. Instead, Broner stepped aside to let the Maidana vs. Mayweather fight go ahead. However, Broner still wants face Maidana in his next fight regardless of whether Maidana loses to Mayweather or not. But a loss for Broner to Molina would mean that he absolutely would need to fight him right away if he wanted to remain relevant in the sport.