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John Molina was brave in his 11th round stoppage loss to Lucas Matthysse (35-3, 33 KO’s) in what some are calling a Fight of the Year candidate. Molina knocked Matthysse down twice in the early going before Matthysse imposed his will in the second half of the fight. Molina now wants a rematch with the Argentine as soon as possible.

“I thought we had him hurt a couple of times,” Molina said. “He’s a great fighter. I would love to fight him again. I’m think I’m getting better. His power is pretty good. I think 140 is my weight now.”

The 5’10″ Molina moved up in weight from the lightweight division but he obviously has the frame to handle the higher weight. It may have helped him in the chin department as this was not the same fighter who folded so easily against Antonio Demarco in the first round.

A rematch is unlikely considering Matthysse has bigger fish to fry and Molina was viewed simply as a confidence builder for the Argentine. This fight wasn't supposed to be this hard. Frankly, Molina seemed to lose confidence over the latter half of the fight and looked content to be satisfied with his unexpected early round success.

Molina does have right handed power, however, as he throws his power shot from a strange trajectory. The punch starts from his shoulder and Molina pivots his hips very well behind the blow...He has clubbing power which certainly surprised Matthysse.

**Random thoughts...

***Matthysse certainly doesn't move his head much, does he? He is a sitting duck.

***Funny stuff when Joe Goosen got pissed after the ringside physician told him to "shut up"..."Who the fuck you think you're talking to?" Goosen said. "YOU shut the fuck up!"...haha....

***I know Mauro Ranallo is from Canada but come on...Yogi Berra is NOT the Yankee Clipper...Funny how Bernstein and the rest of the crew were polite enough not to correct him after he made that remark.

***The brunette Corona girl on the left was hot as shit.


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