Unified Super-Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford is wary of the danger John Molina Jr. poses, ahead of their WBC and WBO World Title fight live on BoxNation.
The undefeated American defends his belts on December 10th at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, and discussed the contest at a press conference last week.
“On paper it may look like a wash, but we’re going into this fight looking to go to hell and back to get the victory by any means necessary. I’m going to train my heart out to make sure I keep what’s mine,” said the 29-year-old.
Opponent Molina Jr. earned an upset victory in his last outing, out-pointing Ruslan Provodnikov in June.
“We’ve been watching John Molina for a long time now,” said Crawford. “Ever since he was fighting Antonio DeMarco [knockout loss] and Mickey Bey [stoppage win]. We knew from then he was a dangerous fighter.”
This will be the fourth time ‘Bud’ has fought in his hometown, where he earned impressive wins over Yuriorkis Gamboa and Raymundo Beltran.
“I know it’s going to be a good fight. I’m looking forward to putting on another great show in Omaha, Nebraska,” said ‘Bud’.
“It might be the fight of the decade, or the Fight of the Year! He was in another Fight of the Year with [Lucas] Matthysse in 2014 when I won Fighter of the Year.
“We acknowledged each other getting our awards, and that was a moment where in the back of your head you thought ‘maybe I’ll fight this dude’,” he added.
Watch the full press conference below: