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.”