Terence Crawford Stops John Molina Jr. in the Eighth

By Mike Sloan Dec 10, 2016


Terence Crawford was at it again on Saturday night as the undefeated young phenom dominated John Molina Jr. in the main event of an HBO-televised event from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) seized control early and began to pick Molina apart from the outside. Molina never stopped trying to get inside and make it a dirty fight, but “Bud” was nearly flawless as he popped him with punches from all angles and slowly broke his will. As the fight wore on, Crawford became stronger and began hurting the challenger. Finally, after toying with Molina (29-7, 23 KOs) Crawford unloaded a barrage of punches until referee Mark Nelson stopped the abuse at 2:32 of the eighth.

Ray Beltran (32-7-1, 20 KOs) slammed a picture-perfect left hook into the jaw of Mason Menard (32-2, 24 KOs), ending the fight 51 seconds into the seventh. The win gave Beltran a pair of regional lightweight bouts.

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