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JOHN MOLINA: "THIS IS GOING TO BE A WAR...MY POWER IS BETTER AT 140"

By Press Release | April 24, 2014
JOHN MOLINA:

"The judges may not be needed. This is going to be a war. Bombs away...I'm confident I can capitalize on all the advantages I possess. I feel my power is better at 140 pounds. There is going to be a great crowd on Saturday. I'm ready," stated jr. welterweight contender John Molina, who spoke at the final press conference leading up to his clash this Saturday with Lucas Matthysse. Check out what else he had to say!

JOHN MOLINA, Junior Welterweight Contender

"The judges may not be needed. This is going to be a war. Bombs away.

"Matthysse is a feared fighter. With his power, he's shown he can explode at any time. People tell me I should fight him like Danny Garcia did, but I'm not Danny Garcia.

"I'm going to bring my A-Game, he's going to bring his A-Game. There isn't going to be a whole lot of running, just setting down in front of each other and exchanging. Matthysse gives a lot when he hits, and he takes a lot when he gets hit.

"I'm a slow starter, but he's a notoriously slow starter, too. I definitely plan to go in and gain some respect right off the bat. But when the eggs start to roll, that's when the real action kicks in.

"Two days out, I feel a combination of things. I'm excited. I'm thankful for this opportunity on such a great stage. I'm confident I can capitalize on all the advantages I possess. I feel my power is better at 140 pounds. There is going to be a great crowd on Saturday. I'm ready.''

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ABOUT THURMAN vs. DIAZ, a 12-round fight for Thurman's Interim WBA Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, April 26, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila.  It will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air as the main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING┬« telecast   (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).  In the co-feature, Argentine knockout artist Lucas Matthysse faces hard-hitting John Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight bout that is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions.  In the opening bout of the telecast, Omar Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight title against fellow Texan Jerry Belmontes.  Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME┬«.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.sports.sho.com and www.homedepotcenter.com, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.twitter.com/shosports, www.twitter.com/StubHubCenter, https://twitter.com/keithfthurmanjr www.twitter.com/JohnMolinajr135, www.twitter.com/OmarFigueroaJr and www.twitter.com/Jerry_Belmontes, follow the conversation using #ThurmanDiaz or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, www.facebook.com/SHOBoxing and www.facebook.com/StubHubCenter.

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