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Adrien Broner Defeats Carlos Molina By Unanimous Decision

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In what was an unusually quiet promotion from Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) leading up to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana unification bout, Broner got back to his winning ways against Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night winning by unanimous decision.

After being humiliated by Maidana in December by getting battered and knocked down twice en-route to a 12 round unanimous-decision loss, Broner was ready to bounce back on his “Big Bro’s” undercard.

Molina, a career Lightweight, moved up in weight for a second time, after dropping a lopsided decision against Amir Khan in 2012.

In what was being called a cobwebs fight, with no disrespect to Molina, the bout was setup to see where Broner is at after that horrible loss to Maidana.

Now in day’s there is no certainties in boxing so a matchup against Molina was a good gauge.

In the first round, both fighters felt each other out, a pace Broner loves to fight at.

Mostly consisting of jabs, Molina found Broner to the body, although it didn’t seem very effective.

Although he was coming off a loss, Broner showed the same bravado and in-ring antics as before.

Broner reverted to high school wrestling by wrapping his arm around Molina, over his shoulder and slamming him down to the canvas.

After a stern warning from veteran referee Kenny Bayless, Broner continued to act out by attempting bolo punches and elbows attempting to push Molina away.

While Molina did start out very fast, he could not keep up with the energetic Broner, losing confidence and starting to be outworked by Broner as the fight went on.

Although he was being outworked, the ever valiant Molina kept pressing on, even with his face swelling.

Broner, landing some flashy punches, didn’t seem like the Broner of old, as if his power didn’t move up with him.

Broner-Molina - Tom Casino
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With the power not there, Molina seemed not to respect Broner’s shots and delivered some great ones of his own, but sadly not holding much power in his fists either.

Seemingly a close fight throughout, the overall edge went to Broner, with him outworking the smaller Molina.

Broner won a unaanimous decision victory with scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 99-91.

There seem’s to be a new problem entering the Junior Welterweight division, how big or small of a problem remain to be seen.

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