The stateside debut of Fernando Molina additionally served as his deepest combat to this point.
Glimpses of brilliance had been provided in an otherwise well-rounded efficiency by using the 18-year ancient lightweight, who outboxed Jose Zaragoza over six rounds. Judges Pat Russell, Gerard White, Zachary young all had it 60-fifty three in desire of Molina in their FS1-televised bout Saturday evening from Staples core in la.
Molina crossed the border for the first time in his young career, having scored a pair of knockouts in his first two professional bouts in his native Mexico. Saturday noticed the teenaged prospect go the complete six-circular distance, even though last real to form each step of ways,
The 32-year old Zaragoza—firstly from Jalisco, Mexico who fights out of Sedalia, Missouri—tried to look at various the heart of his foe however paid the rate in circular two., Molina planted his toes and whipped a crisp right uppercut which caught Zaragoza flush on the chin for the bout’s lone knockdown.
Molina remained poised, offering lightning-quickly hand pace in catching Zaragoza from all angles. Zaragoza kept coming forward, tightening up his protection though unable to land anything of his own with conviction.
circular four marked uncharted territory for Molina, who seemed comfortable as he labored his jab and utilized in-and-out circulation to discourage the rhythm of Zaragoza who turned into unable to hearth off his punches.
as it became clear that the battle become heading to the scorecards, Molina dazzled with flashy combos while now not somewhat committing to his vigour photographs as turned into the case prior within the combat. Jabs, slipping right arms and firing back with counter rights of his personal have been how Molina chose to finish the combat as he advanced to 3-0 (2KOs).
Compubox numbers illustrated Molina’s dominance, landing 107-of-370 punches (29%), compared to 61-of-377 (16%) for Zaragoza who falls to five-three-1 (2KOs).
The bout served in assisting capacity to another lightweight battle, with Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 24KOs) dealing with Antonio Lozada (40-four-1, 34KOs).
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox