Weigh In Results:
Deontay Wilder = 229 Lbs
Eric Molina = 229.25 Lbs
Deontay Wilder puts his belt in line against Eric Molinaon 13th June, 2015.
On Saturday 13th, we going to are going to witness another heavyweight showdown as to fighters nettle it for the coveted WBC heavy weight title. The fight will be held at the Bartow arena, in Birmingham Alabama. WBC belt-holder Deontay Wilder will be defending his WBC belt against Eric Molina.
On January, Wilder beat Bermane Stiverne to bring back at least a portion of the heavyweight crown to the United States for the first time after 8 years.
In his entire fighting career, welder has managed to knock out 32 out of 33 of all the opponents he has faced.
Though Wilder is a force to reckon on, having a WBC belt does not make him a true champion. What will make him a true champion is defending his belt multiple times against worthy opponents.
On the other hand, Molina is not an opponent who inspires great anticipation among his fans. Wilder is a big man. He has monastery power. He is one of the most relevant fighters in the heavy weight boxing division. It is exciting to see him back in the ring. Through the last few years, Weilder has transformed from a one dimensional fighter known primarily for his brutal punching power to a fighter with respected boxing skills.
During Molina’s most recent fights, he weighted around 240 pounds. He started his career at 215 pounds as a cruiserweight and his steadily getting bigger.
Given the weight of these two fighters, don’t expect to watch this fight go a distance. The fight may not even go past the third quarter. Someone will be knocked out at the second round. Wilder managed to beat Stiverne last year in a one sided unanimous decision to capture the WBC version heavy weight title.
On this fight, Wilder is the favorite. He teases at least a hint of hope. Though this defense against Molina is not something to build his momentum, it is something to keep an eye on.
Molina is a tough guy with great punching power, but he’s been knocked out twice in the first round, most recently by Chris Arreola in 2012. Arreola is the fighter Stiverne knocked out when he claimed the vacant WBC belt.
Because of this, compined with what is in stake for Wilder, I am pretty sure that the fight will end at the third round with Molina knocked out. Don’t expect the fight to go all the way to a unanimous decision for Wilder.