Broner dominates, outpoints Molina
- Updated: May 3, 2014
Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since his first pro loss to Marcos Maidana last December and outpointed Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round junior welterweight clash.
Molina made a good account of himself early on, landing clean overhand rights that seemed to bother Broner, but once “The Problem” got rolling, it was all downhill for Molina. Broner began picking him off with counter right hands and body punches, and while Molina continued to put on pressure, his lack of power made it difficult to keep Broner at bay.
Broner for his part, also seemed to lack enough pop even at junior welterweight to keep Maidana from coming forward, but ultimately, his superior boxing skills were enough to gain a unanimous decision with scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 100-90.
In the opening bout, J’Leon Love (18-0, 10 KOs) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Marco Antonio Periban (20-1-1, 13 KOs), though he nearly didn’t make it to the second half of the fight.
In the fifth round, Periban drilled Love and had him along the ropes, unable to defend himself. Referee Jay Nady however, elected to allow the fight to continue while Periban whaled away. Love finally went down and somehow got up and out of the round. In the sixth round, Periban suffered a cut over his left eye, which turned him into a tentative fighter after. Meanwhile, Love continued to pile on the points as he recovered and was able to get himself back in line just enough to win the fight. Scores were 95-93, 97-92 and 96-93.