Adrien Broner vs. Carlos Molina ready for their fight May 3 as part of The Moment
Apr 30 2014 2:49 AM
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Photo Credit: SHOWTIME/Esther Lin

Former Three-Division World Champion. Adrien Broner wants to make a big come back against Carlos Molina after being defeated by Marcos Maidana. Broner vs. Maidana is part of the pay-per-view undercard of The Moment Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, that takes place May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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oubobcat says:

This is clearly meant to be a confidence building fight for Broner. Molina is not a bad fighter. He has decent skills. I would say enough skills to get through “C” level opposition. Molina has no pop behind his punches and Amir Khan walked through him in December 2012 for an easy victory in his confidence building fight. As most, I expect Broner to dominate and win easy. But as we saw last week this is boxing and you just never know in this sport.

The Good Doctor says:

I see that Maidana's tail whipping did not humble him. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing though. It is good because it does mean he kept his apparent bravado and confidence in his abilities. It could be bad because the displaying of the same attitude may that he thinks that he doesn't need to improve his game, which he does.

oubobcat says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;51020]I see that Maidana's tail whipping did not humble him. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing though. It is good because it does mean he kept his apparent bravado and confidence in his abilities. It could be bad because the displaying of the same attitude may that he thinks that he doesn't need to improve his game, which he does.[/QUOTE]

Broner is still talking the talk in wake of the Maidana fight. That has not changed. But what about walking the walk in the ring? That remains to be determined. I don't know if we will learn much from Saturday but down the line we will find out the answer.

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=The Good Doctor;51020]I see that Maidana's tail whipping did not humble him. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing though. It is good because it does mean he kept his apparent bravado and confidence in his abilities. It could be bad because the displaying of the same attitude may that he thinks that he doesn't need to improve his game, which he does.[/QUOTE]

Good point, doc. From all reports, he's gone back to his preparation when he was coming up. He's been out of the studio. He's been training in DC, sparring with the Petersons full force day in and day out.

It's very likely that he will have faced tougher days in sparring the past few weeks than he will on fight day, simply by virtue of going 15 rounds with a world titlist in his new weightclass in Lamont.

I think he's going to look spectacular. But the ring is the ultimate truth serum; if there's any residual damage, it will be revealed Saturday night.

Mentally, however, the best that I can tell is that he's processed it well and internalized it the Vince Lombardi way: “I didn't lose, I just ran out of time.”

brownsugar says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;51010]This is clearly meant to be a confidence building fight for Broner. Molina is not a bad fighter. He has decent skills. I would say enough skills to get through “C” level opposition. Molina has no pop behind his punches and Amir Khan walked through him in December 2012 for an easy victory in his confidence building fight. As most, I expect Broner to dominate and win easy. But as we saw last week this is boxing and you just never know in this sport.[/QUOTE]

Agreed … Molina can box with the best of them but he's been strategically chosen for his lack of potent ammunition.