Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina Jr Full fight Replay, Result, Recap – June 11, 2016

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Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina Jr Full fight video replay, result, recap – June 11, 2016.

Former world champion Ruslan Provodnikov takes on heavy-handed title contender John Molina Jr. in a 140-pound bout.

Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4-0) KO-18 WEIGHT Ruslan Provodnikov140 lbs (63.64 kg) HEIGHT 5 ‘6 ” (1.68 m) REACH 66 ” (168 cm)STANCE Orthodox, AGE 32.

John Molina Jr (28-6-0) KO 23, WEIGHT 140 lbs (63.64 kg), Height 5 ’10½ ” (1.79 m) Reach 71 ” (180 cm) Orthodox Age 33.

Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina Jr full fight
Credit: Emily Harney / Hogan Photos / GBP

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—–VERONA, N.Y. — Junior welterweight John Molina, riding a strong jab and boxing just enough against former titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov, pulled the mild upset in a unanimous decision win on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

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Most expected the fight to be a wild brawl given the backgrounds of both fighters, two of boxing’s most consistently entertaining performers.

Provodnikov, after all, has been in several barnburners, including a close decision loss in a welterweight title bout against Timothy Bradley Jr. in the 2013 consensus fight of the year. Molina, a former lightweight world title challenger, was knocked out in the 11th round by Lucas Matthysse in the 2014 Boxing Writers Association of America fight of the year, just one of the many brawls he has been in.

But while the fight was high contact and exciting, it never turned into the fight of the year candidate many expected it would be. Instead, Molina, in his first fight with trainer Shadeed Suluki, boxed enough and kept Provodnikov at bay for long enough stretches to win on scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113. ESPN.com scored the fight 115-113 for Molina.

“It was a fight that we needed,” said Molina, who won his second fight in a row after three straight losses. “Ruslan Provodnikov is a very notable name. He’s a tough, tough guy. He kept moving forward.

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But while the fight was high contact and exciting, it never turned into the fight of the year candidate many expected it would be. Instead, Molina, in his first fight with trainer Shadeed Suluki, boxed enough and kept Provodnikov at bay for long enough stretches to win on scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113. ESPN.com scored the fight 115-113 for Molina.

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