Sources close to the information have informed us that a jr. welterweight clash between Adrien Broner and John Molina is strongly being considered as the co-main event to the May 3 showdown between undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather and WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. Broner, who a year ago made the jump from 135 to 147 to successfully capture a welterweight title, will be moving back down in weight to the 140-pound division after suffering the first defeat of his career at the hands of Maidana.
Molina, on the other hand, will be moving up in weight after two impressive back-to-back victories at lightweight, scoring a dramatic come-from-behind stoppage of the previously undefeated Mickey Bey in the closing seconds of the final round and knocking out veteran Jorge Pimentel in the 2nd round. A fight with Broner is something that Molina has been eyeing for quite some time. "Take care of business against Malignaggi and then come down and we'll talk," Molina would tell Elie Seckbach of EsNewsReporting.com prior to Broner's move to welterweight. "I know the fans are going to say, 'Oh, he'll clean Molina up,' but hey, we'll make it a fight. We'll make it fun. I got nothing against Broner. He seems like a cool guy, but, you know, that's it, business is business, and I think there was a couple of gifts that he got...two fights specifcially; one on ESPN and one on HBO against Ponce.
It should be noted that just last month, Molina signed with influential adviser Al Haymon, who also works with Broner, making the fight relatively easy to make. The two fighters share a common opponent in Antonio DeMarco, who they both faced in back-to-back fights at 135 pounds. Molina was stopped by DeMarco in the 1st round back in September of 2012, and just two months after that, it was Broner stopping DeMarco in the 8th round back in November of 2012.
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