Super-Lightweight contender John Molina Jr believes he can overcome WBO & WBC Champion Terence Crawford this Saturday, despite being a heavy underdog.
The 33-year-old is aiming to cause an upset when he travels to the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Crawford’s hometown, hoping to dethrone the unbeaten 140 pound king, live on BoxNation.
“Terence is a unique talent himself, he’s undefeated and highly touted for good reason,” he said speaking to iFL TV.
“In order to be the best, you have to beat the best - and right now he’s the best. I’ve been an underdog my whole career. It doesn’t bother me. I’ll fight anybody, anywhere, any time!”
Crawford is recognised as one of the top fighters pound-for-pound, so Molina is relishing the challenge and the rewards that a win would bring.
“I don’t get one belt, I get three belts - the WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine. I also get recognised as the number one. It’s an opportunity that not everybody gets, so I have to take it.
“I have a lot of elements to my game and we plan on unveiling that on December 10th. I think I’m one of the most ‘come from behind’ victors in recent times,” said the Californian.
Last time out Molina earned a shock career-best win over the tough Ruslan Provodnikov, with a unanimous decision victory in June.
“Showtime had other plans for Provodnikov but that’s why boxing is a beautiful sport. It only takes one punch and one night of hard work to change everything,” he added.
Watch the full interview below:
Crawford v Molina is live on BoxNation this Saturday.