TBC Talks With Team John Molina Jr – This coming December 10th, John Molina Jr will step into the proverbial lion’s den as he goes to Omaha, Nebraska to challenge Terence Crawford for his WBO/WBC world 140-pound titles. Molina will enter the fight against Crawford in the champion’s hometown a huge underdog, but he is coming off a big win against veteran slugger Ruslan Provodnikov in June of this year. In that fight Molina won a unanimous decision to take the vacant WBO International title at 140 pounds and earn this shot.
The fight is set to air on HBO on December 10th live from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, and the card is being promoted by Bob Arum and Top Rank. Expect more details on the support card for the Crawford vs Molina Jr main event to be announced in the coming weeks as we get closer to fight time.
TBC Talks With Team John Molina Jr
In this latest Boxing Channel report, our analyst and former world champion Montell “Ice” Griffin talked briefly to John Molina’s lead trainer Shadeed Saluki and assistant trainer and son Kamal Saluki. Saluki is best remembered for leading Lamon Brewster to his improbable win against Wladimir Klitschko a dozen years ago, and Team Saluki is confident they can infuse that experience into Molina.
Shadeed Saluki works out of California’s Fight Factory gym at 20928 Osborn in Canoga Park.
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John Molina Jr having his hand raised, trainer Shadeed Saluki far right.