John Molina Vs Andrey Klimov – 7th June 2013

Molina is an extremely powerful and overwhelming lightweight, he comes forward in droves and thrusts a pair of heavy hitters to boot, the mistake that many have made with Molina is to stand and trade with him because he is just such a presence at lightweight, in that department. 

He recently dismantled a well respected Dannie Williams in 4 rounds, this was only Williams third defeat and first by stoppage. It was the manner in which he managed to inflict the defeat which highlights while Molina may not be the most technically gifted boxer while he is standing in front of you, he will always be dangerous. 

Klimov is an undefeated prospect from Russia and is looking to step up in opposition, he looks a well rounded boxer with decent skillset, he has a 50% KO percentage so has modest power but his level of opposition till recently is perhaps questionable so sometimes you have to read between the lines with these things.

Perhaps Klimov can outbox Molina? Others have had success with good speed, movement and slick boxing, Martin Honorio took Molina to school back in 2009 and Hank Lundy was well on his way a year later before being stopped in the final 2 rounds of a fight he was winning by a mile, ultimately at some point Molina catches up with you and forces you to trade, thats how he rolls. 

Im not convinced Klimov has the speed or slickness to manoeuvre Molina for 10 rounds and at some point Molina will get there perhaps just about. 
Bet365 have the fight to go under 9.5 rounds at evens and i think its a good price in a 10 rounder i think Molina gets the stoppage here but we then do have cover if Klimov turns out to be Antonio De Marco and blows Molina out in the 1st round.

ATR’s Bet – £50 on under 9.5 rounds (based on 5k bankroll adjust stakes according to bankroll)