- 09/15/2013, 05:41AM ET
BuckyBadger. said 09/17, 10:56 PM
Carlos Molina could be the most underrated fighter out there. This guy gets no respect and its because he doesn't knock people out and fights in a boring style. Don't be fooled, this guy can box and Canelo has wiggled out of this fight before. Molina fought two close fights with Chavez Jr (one draw and one MD loss), fought Lara (whom is an excellent boxer and I think better than Canelo) to a draw and was schooling Kirkland before the corruption of boxing reared its ugly head. No one takes out Molina early and dispatches of him easily, no one.
Molina deserves this fight and its good for the sport when a true professional fighter like Molina can get his big money event. This guy has only been down once in his career, this fight goes the distance and its very close. Canelo probably gets the decision but it might not even be a deserved one.
Molina is the type of fighter who rises to the occasion. In his early years he was put in vs top prospects and he would push them to the brink and might have deserved some those decisions. Molina is a what you call a pro's pro. He is very awkward to box and always comes to ready to fight. This one would be close.
..PCH// said 09/18, 02:11 AM
Molina's title victory at the "ONE", last Saturday, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bore fest.
Are you kidding me?
Canelo will over power the guy. Molina can't hit a chin to save his life. Canelo, he's madder than fire right now, his next couple opponents are dog food, after Mayweather put on his clinic.
BuckyBadger. said 09/18, 03:08 AM
I said Molina doesn't fight in an exciting style but that has nothing to do with how the fight will go. Molina has faced bigger and stronger guys than Canelo and came away not only fine but has won some those fights as well.
He was robbed by Chavez Jr becase Chavez Jr had the famous name and he was the bigger and stronger fighter. No one thought he would last in that fight and everyone was wrong. Lara who has knocked out several fighters and is an excellent boxer could only get a draw from him. Lara is as good if not better than Canelo. Lara has better victories so far.
You are judging Molina on one fight but this guy has been in the ring with some real fighters and has won those bouts. Canelo has only defeated one good fighter in Trout and we still aren't sure how good he is. You also over state his power. What top fighter has he knocked out? There isn't one. No one is going to knock out Molina as fast as you say. Boring doesn't mean you will get over powered by a volume puncher, usually its the opposite. Molina is clever and your judging him on one fight and not his body of work. No one has ever knocked out Molina and Caleno won't be the first.
..PCH// said 09/21, 03:02 AM
I get that Molina is clever. And no, I'm not judging him off ONE fight.
Canelo is a BEAST. Sure, Mayweather's speed was very relevant last Saturday, but anybody else, watchout! Canelo's is very poised, very strong, and very young.
I think it's a joke that Molina, who beat Floyd's goon, Ishe Smith, is even in the running to fight Canelo.
I'm saying Canelo vs Cotto/Roderiguez winner.
Molina vs Cano would be dank.
BuckyBadger. said 09/25, 03:35 AM
Ishe Smith isn't just some goon, he was as legit title holder and Molina beat him. What does Molina have to do to get his big fight? Don't be one of those fans that calls just for name fighters and not the guys who earn the fight. Molina, as I have stated before, has done more than just beat Smith as well. He has a pretty good resume and is avoided like the plague because of how good he is.
What makes Canelo such a beast? They hype Golden Boy is selling? He hasn't knocked out one proven top tier fighter and really only has one good victory in Trout. He has skills but this guy hasn't shown anything other than he can beat guys smaller than him not named Floyd. Canelo is still very young and has a lot to prove. Let him prove vs a crafty fighter like Molina.
No one knocks out Molina in 5. If he can last and school Kirkland who punches much stronger Molina goes the distance and its a close fight as well. Their styles will actually make it a good match as Canelo will look to charge in and Molina to counter. We can't get Lara vs Canelo because of promotion problems, this is a pretty good rebound fight for Canelo.
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