Felix Verdejo has a long way to go to realize his potential but he has the look of a superstar.
Deontay Wilder got the result he and almost everyone else expected but Eric Molina didn’t go willingly Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Deontay Wilder weighed in at 229 pounds for the first defense of his WBC heavyweight title against 239.25-pound Eric Molina, which will take place Saturday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama on Showtime. Jose Pedraza, 129.25, and Andrey Klimov, 129, made weight for their IBF junior lightweight title co-feature.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Felix Verdejo’s potential, Deontay WIlder’s place in the heavyweight division, Nicholas Walters-Miguel Marriaga, Jesus Cuellar and the featherweight division, Oscar De La Hoya vs. John Duddy (wha!?), mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!
Undefeated heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, challenger Eric Molina and others on this Saturday’s card working out in Birmingham, Alabama. Photos by Stephanie Trapp/Showtime.
It’s an old refrain — “I’m not looking past …” — but Deontay Wilder insists he’s not going to underestimate Eric Molina, who most think poses little threat to the WBC heavyweight titleholder.
Undefeated heavyweight beltholder Deontay Wilder will make the first defense of his WBC title against Eric Molina in the main event of a June 13 Showtime-televised card from the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the cable network announced on Thursday.
Junior welterweight prospect Amir Imam scored a hard-fought unanimous decision over Yordenis Ugas in the co-featured bout to the Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Chris Arreola as usual is offering some choice quotes as he contemplates this weekend’s matchup with fellow heavyweight Eric Molina in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Paul Williams says he’s going to show his fans that he’s not a faded fighter in his Showtime-televised main event on Saturday.Tavoris Cloud, who fights in the co-featured bout, says he doesn’t give a damn about pre-fight hype — only winning.