Terence Crawford Vs. John Molina Complete Breakdown.

By Wilmar Patino:

The WBC/WBO light welterweight champion of the world, Terence “Bud” Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) will be defending his titles against #3 WBC, #3 WBO contender John Molina Jr. (29-6, 23 KOs) on December 10 on HBO Championship Boxing from Crawford’s hometown at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. John Molina is coming off of his biggest win after beating Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18KO’S) by unanimous decision last June. As for Crawford, he too won unanimously and unified the WBC and WBO titles after beating Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KO’S). Now he will be defending his belts against the always game John Molina who usually makes a good fight with anyone.


“Molina’s a tough opponent who’s been in there with some of the best in the division,” said Crawford, to USA TODAY Sports. “I cannot look past him because he is a really good puncher and I am going in there, so it’s going to be explosive. “I am glad we are in Omaha. There is no place like home.” Terence Crawford will be heading to the fight as the favorite, and expected to put on a show in front of his hometown fans. John Molina is looking to upset the apple cart, and follow up with a bigger win than his previous one to Provodnikov. He’s been training hard and promises to put on a show this December. “I’ve been in big fights,” Molina, 33, said, “but I know in my heart this is going to be a great one.”


We can all hope for a good, competitive fight, but Terence Crawford has been proving that he is on a higher level than possibly everyone in his weight class. He’s the No. 5 pound for pound fighter in the world and is full of confidence. Crawford has beaten many good fighters in his career, and has overcome adversity in some of his toughest fights. The thing is that once Terence Crawford adjusts and figures his opponent out, it becomes easy pickings due to his athleticism, intelligence, and unique skills. Molina did look better than he has in the past against Ruslan Provodnikov, and he also has a lot of experience. We will see how it plays out, but no matter how you see this match up the important thing is what this match up means. It gives us a sign that the cold war can truly end between Bob Arum and Al Haymond after being able to work on making Mayweather vs Pacquiao and now this fight between Crawford and Molina. Both men have a lot on the line and need to win to move forward in their careers. So I expect a great showing and effort from both of them in front of a sold out crowd in Omaha, Nebraska.