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In his previous fight, Lucas Matthysse quickly nestled into a shell and simply survived 12 rounds of domination.
While John Molina Jr. will likely be aggressive and look to set the pace, Matthysse must actively punch in bunches and establish dominance with his power. In doing so, Matthysse will not only dictate the pace of the fight, but also take advantage of Molina’s aggressiveness by landing power shots—potentially provoking a knockout.
Matthysse must creatively connect with combinations and continuously maintain pressure, actively seeking to push Molina back and force him to punch uncomfortably while moving backwards.