Errol Spence Jr fighting Shawn Porter with the IBF and WBC welterweight titles on the line is a mouth-watering prospect, but promotional powerhouse Premier Boxing Champions have put a fight on the undercard that potentially eclipses the main event for action and excitement. Josesito Lopez and John Molina Jr are both all-action fighters that are only beaten by top-flight opposition but still provide excitement for boxing fans that make them much loved and respected.
Lopez (36-8-0, 19 Ko’s) gave Keith Thurman all the trouble he could handle in January when the champion was returning to the ring after a
Molina Jr (30-8-0, 24 Ko’s) is a year older at 36 and like Lopez has usually lost when facing top-flight opposition, there are exceptions, of course, his 2016 twelve round unanimous decision win of former WBO super-lightweight ruler Ruslan Provodnikov probably being his best career win.
So what happens when you get two aggressive come forward fighters in the ring who are so equally matched? If one of them doesn’t establish superiority very quickly, then you usually end up with an all-out war. This is what both fighters have said they believe will happen when interviewed, so with that mindset, don’t be too surprised if they dispense with any feeling out process and just get down to business from the first bell.
This is such a difficult fight to pick a winner from. They have both lost 2 of their last 5 fights, but to very
Prediction: Lopez to win a tight points decision.