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Most fans do not consider John Molina (27-3, 22 knockouts) to be any kind of threat as he faces fan favorite slugger Lucas Matthysse (34-3,32 knockouts) this Saturday on Showtime from the Stubhub Center in Carson, California.


The tell tale signs for a blow-out are there as Molina is moving up in and was dispatched by Antonio Demarco in one round. Demarco is not a reputed power hitter while Matthysse is considered one of the premiere knockout artists in the sport.


Molina, however, is convinced that he is the bigger fighter when the two meet in the ring on Saturday and that will be all the difference.


“What I believe the fans are missing is that they tend to think Lucas is the bigger guy,” Molina said. “Physically I'm 5'10” and a half with a 73 inch reach, Lucas Matthysse is 5'6 and a half with a 69 inch reach...Physically he won't be the bigger man that night.”


His logic is a bit puzzling here as Molina fights in a manner that negates his height and reach as he is more of a wade in slugger who wants toe to toe warfare.


Molina did have a dramatic victory over Mickey Bey as he was able to score a come from behind, miracle knockout in the 10th and final round in which he was far behind on points.


In addition to the Demarco defeat, however, Molina has lost to Andrey Klimov. Klimov defeated Molina via 10 round majority decision back in June.


Matthysse seeks to rebuild after losing to Danny Garcia last September. Matthysse was clearly outboxed and dominated en route to a one-sided loss.


“This is not going to be an easy fight,” Matthysse said. “This guy comes forward and I'm expecting a good fight. This is a worthy opponent and he has a good record. He's got a lot of skills. I want to win the title at 140 one more time, and then I will move up to 147. But after Molina, they've promised me another shot at 140.”



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