Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, who is undefeated with 33 wins 32 of them by KOs, faced off opposite his opponent, Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina in Wilder’s home state of Alabama on Saturday Jun 13 on Showtime, with a WBC Heavyweight Title on a line. Wilder, who some compared to being a “monster” as he stood subsequent to Molina during a central weigh-in on Friday, was looking to land his 33rd beast KO and improved “Drummer Boy.”
In an progressing bout, in a lightweight division, promote live from Birmingham, Alabama, during a sold-out Bartow Arena, on Showtime Extreme, Dejan Zlaticanin remained dominant by defeating Ivan Redkach by KO 1:24 into a fourth round. Zlaticanin will get Jorge Linares next.
The Wilder vs. Molina quarrel noted a initial time ever that a pretension invulnerability happened in Alabama. The co-headliner hitch Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza, 26, from Puerto Rico vs. Andrey Klimov, 32, was also for a title, a IBF Junior Lightweight Title, that would go to a leader of a fight. Klimov had won his final 3 fights in a row, nonetheless he has one improved and Pedraza went into a hitch undefeated.
Round One: The 12-round IBF Junior Lightweight Title quarrel was right before a Wilder vs. Molina bout. Klimov was in blue trunks while Pedraza was wearing gold-and-green snakeskin trunks. Southpaw Pedraza unleashed a multiple of lefts and rights on Klimov in a initial round. Neither male has ever been knocked down to a board before. The initial turn was a good start for Pedraza, nonetheless many of his punches were to Klimov’s body.
Round Two: Early in a round, there was an random strife of a boxers’ head, nonetheless zero major. The turn continued with Klimov carrying some-more success, nonetheless still struggling to find his range. Pedraza worked Klimov’s physique and had Klimov on a ropes during a tighten of a second round.
Round Three: Klimov had landed only 5 of his punches to 25 from Pedraza. Klimov threw some-more punches, nonetheless Pedraza connected with some-more of a punches that he threw. Both boxers looked aggressive, nonetheless Klimov spent a lot of appetite on punches that unsuccessful to connect.
Round Four: Pedraza stranded with his southpaw stance, nonetheless he has fought as a right-hander in other matches. Klimov got in a good uppercut on Pedraza, nonetheless “The Sniper” got in a good right offshoot to Klimov’s head. A rodent started to form underneath Klimov’s left eye.
Round Five: Klimov came out looking aggressive, throwing punches nonetheless still unwell to bond on many of them. Pedraza was both threw some-more punches and landed some-more than Klimov. Pedraza had his timing down and fought regulating a good tactical strategy, nonetheless Klimov did have his best turn and landed some-more of his punches than in a prior rounds.
Round Six: Pedraza began a turn regulating a right-handed stance. Klimov was many some-more aggressive, nonetheless Pedraza got in a good uppercut and a integrate of lefts to Klimov’s face. Pedraza forced Klimov to quarrel off of his behind foot. Both boxers landed some-more punches during this turn than any of a initial 5 rounds. Klimov had success with his left hook.
Round Seven: Pedraza had good success with alighting some combinations. Pedraza used his jabs to tighten a stretch between himself and Klimov, alighting both blows to Klimov’s physique and to his face. It was Pedraza’s best descent turn nonetheless of a bout. Pedraza landed a really effective uppercut to Klimov’s chin. If Klimov does not come out some-more aggressively in Round Eight, a hitch competence not continue past a subsequent round.
Round Eight: Klimov continued to chuck punches, nonetheless he could not stop Pedraza from shutting in on him and opening adult on him. However, Round Eight was a closer, some-more rival round. At a tighten of a round, Pedraza landed a integrate of punches to Klimov’s ribs.
Round Nine: Pedraza landed 79 shots to Klimov’s physique entrance into a round. “The Sniper” solemnly circled Klimov, looking for an opening. About median into a round, Pedraza switched to a southpaw position that was effective earlier, and it again seemed to dissapoint Klimov. There was not a lot of movement in this round. Pedraza has a quarrel won, unless Klimov manages to get a KO.
Round Ten: Pedraza continued fighting from a southpaw stance. His poke helped keep Klimov during a distance. There was flourishing underneath both of Klimov’s eyes and his face was bloody. Pedraza looked like a really finish boxer, and Klimov was holding a serious beating. Pedraza relied mostly on his left jab, nonetheless it was really effective in this round.
Round Eleven: Pedraza got a recommendation “Don’t take any risks.” He was clearly winning, so he could means to not take any nonessential risks. Pedraza still looked fresh, and he landed a good right to Klimov’s face. Klimov seemed to be usurpation he was going to lose, nonetheless he wanted to go a stretch and if he happened to see an opening, take advantage of it.
Round Twelve: Klimov got in a good punch to Pedraza’s physique early in a round, nonetheless afterwards Pedraza non-stop adult with a integrate of combinations. He slipped, nonetheless fast recovered. Pedraza got in a few good punches to tighten a final round, nonetheless he did not get a KO.
Pedraza simply won on points, alighting some-more of his punches by distant than Klimov. Klimov had come into a quarrel with high hopes of winning, nonetheless he looked flattering beaten adult by a finish of a bout. One judge, Nola Oliver, had Pedraza winning 119-109, and a other dual judges had him winning 120-108. Pedraza claimed a IBF Junior Lightweight Title with his improved of Klimov.
The categorical event, Wilder vs. Molina, was next. Alabama local Evander Holyfield was interviewed and talked about a arriving fight. Charles Barkley, who was also innate in Alabama, had a front-row chair for a fight, and he was interviewed. Joe Louis and Earnie Shavers were dual of a other good boxers innate in Alabama, so that state has a abounding fighting history.
Wilder, 29, came out wearing a red hood and he had on a bronze facade covering to tip partial of his face and nose. Molina, 33, wants to turn a initial Mexican-American Heavyweight Title holder, nonetheless many fans have their income on Wilder to simply win.
Round One: Molina, Don King’s boxer, came out to a carol of unruly “boos” from a Alabama audience. Wilder’s introduction was met many differently, with shrill cheers and a whole sold-out assembly was on their feet as he entered a ring. King was in a ring, holding flags in his hands. Molina wore bullion trunks with red trim. He was ranked Number 7 WBC heavyweight fighter in a world, according to a ring announcer.
Wilder won a bronze award in a 2008 Olympics. He wore red trunks. He was a many taller of a dual boxers, and some have referred to him as being a “monster” in comparison to Molina.
Molina fought from a outside, with a heavyweight champ owning a core of a ring. Both boxers hexed decent right hands, nonetheless Wilder’s poke is deliberate to be improved than Molina’s. Wilder rocked Molina with a absolute right punch, nonetheless many of a initial round, both boxers only were removing a magnitude of any other.
Round Two: “The Bronze Bomber” came out looking some-more aggressive, and got in a integrate of right jabs. Molina attempted to opposite with his right, nonetheless Wilder got Molina cornered. Molina managed to land a integrate of rights, nonetheless Wilder countered with his five-inch strech advantage. Molina had some good moments in a round, nonetheless Wilder did not demeanour fazed.
Round Three: Wilder tagged Molina with a right, nonetheless afterwards Molina unleashed some really effective punches that dumbfounded Wilder. Molina continued to put a vigour on a champ. Wilder strike Molina with a left hook, nonetheless afterwards Molina bull-rushed a champ and corroborated him up. The heavyweight champ finished a turn with a good left hook, nonetheless a turn was Molina’s. Wilder expected underestimated “Drummer Boy.”
Round Four: Wilder schooled from a final turn that Molina was not going to be a push-over. Wilder landed a larger commission of energy punches, nonetheless Molina showed energy of his possess a final round. Molina hold a core of a ring many of a fourth, nonetheless “The Bronze Bomber” got Molina corroborated into a dilemma late in a fourth. He afterwards landed a absolute left offshoot and forsaken Molina to a board right during a finish of a round.
Round Five: Molina hardly finished it into Round Five. The throng was on their feet and a champ smelled blood. He wanted to tighten out a quarrel quickly, nonetheless Molina still showed he could land a few punches of his own. Molina got corroborated up, and incited his behind on “The Bronze Bomber,” who rushed in on him and knocked him down again. Molina got behind up, nonetheless afterwards Wilder clocked him with another right hand, flooring him again. Molina once again got behind up, and he finished it to Round Six.
Round Six: The ring announcers pronounced that Molina mostly has finished improved in a core rounds, nonetheless Wilder is stronger foe than many of a fighters Molina has formerly faced. Molina did expostulate Wilder back, nonetheless afterwards “The Bronze Bomber” landed a unbending left jab, afterwards a left hook. Molina corroborated Wilder adult to a ropes, nonetheless a champ came behind on a conflict and landed a flurry of punches. He was not means to hit Molina down again, though.
Round Seven: Molina was looking for an upset. He corroborated adult Wilder, nonetheless afterwards Wilder came in with some combos and he laid into Molina. Molina managed to stay in a fight, and he finished it one of a closer rounds so distant in a fight. He landed some good shots to Wilder’s physique late in a round, and a integrate of Wilder’s punches only connected with air.
Round Eight: Molina was display some perseverance, nonetheless Wilder was winning on all of a judges’ measure cards so far. Molina tagged Wilder’s face with a clever right hand. Wilder’s poke was still effective, nonetheless he looked like he was removing sleepy down. Molina got in some good shots to Wilder’s physique and an uppercut to his face. That turn was close, and competence have left to Molina.
Round Nine: Molina knew he was fighting from behind, nonetheless he won a final turn on during slightest one card. Then, however, Wilder landed a really absolute punch and Molina went down for a fourth and final time. Molina fought with a lot of heart, nonetheless he finally was KO’d. Wilder told him “Thank we for giving me this fight. This was only what we needed.”
Molina gave Wilder all he wanted and more. It was not a outcome Molina wanted, nonetheless he was gracious, and he pronounced “I wish Wilder to go out now and be great.”
The assembly during Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama got their money’s worth, nonetheless local son Wilder finally finished a hitch with a “monster” KO opposite Molina in Round Nine. Zlaticanin degraded Redkach in a initial quarrel of a dusk in Alabama on Showtime Extreme, and it looks like he will get his shot for a pretension opposite Linares. Pedraza won his hitch opposite Klimov in a quarrel that he dominated, nonetheless one that went all 12 rounds.
Written By Douglas Cobb
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