Carlos Molina motivated by underdog status against Adrien Broner
By Dan Ambrose: The ring rusty 5’5” Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s) isn’t bothered that he’s perceived to be the underdog against Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) next month in their fight on May 3rd, as Molina says he’s motivated by being seen the guy who will be losing when they meet up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Molina has been resting for the past year since his loss to Amir Khan in December of 2012.
Molina was stopped in the 10th round in that fight, and he’s been waiting for an important fight since that time. What’s surprising is that Golden Boy Promotions picked him out for such a big fight after all that time out of the ring. Normally you don’t see that kind of thing, but it kind of gives you a good indication of how far Broner has slipped for him to be facing a guy coming off of a year and half long layoff.
“I know the whole world sees me as the underdog but that motivates me more. I’m giving it my all May 3rd,” Molina said via Fightnews.com.”
Being seen as the underdog isn’t a good thing, and Molina needs to understand that. He’s been seen as the underdog because of how poor he looked in losing his last fight to Khan, and how mediocre he’s looked in his fights before that. If Molina had looked good in his past fights, he wouldn’t be seen as the underdog.
Molina seems to be under the impression that he can will himself to victory by wanting the win so badly that he’ll be able to make up for his lack of talent and size against the faster, bigger, stronger, and younger Broner, but that’s not the way things are done. Molina is the underdog because he was little more than a punching bag in his loss to Khan in 2012.
Broner may get the win over Molina on May 3rd, but he’s heading nowhere from this point on with his career unless Golden Boy finds a paper title for him to win and somehow manages to keep him from fighting anyone good. The best thing that can happen to Broner is for Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse to abandon the 140lb division to move up for bigger and better things at 147. Broner can then slide in and snatch the WBC light welterweight title and become a paper champion.
Molina is just too small for him to beat Broner. Molina is like a lightweight who’s had too many meals. He doesn’t have the power or the legitimate size that you see with normal light welterweights.
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