Broner to face Molina on Mayweather-Maidana card
- Updated: March 25, 2014
The May 3rd PPV headlined by Floyd Mayweather’s welterweight title defense against Marcos Maidana is now complete, as today, Golden Boy Promotions announced two more fights for the card, that on paper, looks like one of the better cards in sometime.
The opening fight will see J’Leon Love take on Marco Antonio Periban, followed by a junior welterweight showdown between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina.
“It would be easy for us to simply put a great fight like Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana on top of this card and leave it at that, but that’s not fair to the boxing fans that demand and deserve more,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “So with the rest of this pay-per-view card, we’ve stacked it with an important bout between former world champions Amir Khan and Luis Collazo, the return of one of boxing’s top young superstars as Adrien Broner faces tough Carlos Molina, and an opener between J’Leon Love and Marco Antonio Periban that could produce the next super middleweight world title challenger. It will be an unforgettable night for all boxing fans.”
Broner (27-1, 22 KOs), is coming off an upset loss to Marcos Maidana and is looking to get back on track, and with Khan, who had also been mentioned as a potential rival for Broner being on the card as well, it’ll be imperative that he look good.
“I had minor set back but I am back on May 3rd. Everybody needs to understand that I just took a loss. I haven’t lost it,” said Broner. “I’m still “The Problem” and anyone can get it, whether you are African, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban or Mexican.”
Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) meanwhile, has been on the shelf for 17 months, but says he’s refreshed and ready to start his quest for a world title.
“I am so excited to be able to fight on a card of this magnitude against Adrien Broner,” said Molina. “Sure he’s tough but we all saw what happened in his last fight when he was under pressure. I have the boxing ability and punching power to beat him and that is exactly what I plan to do on May 3.”