Former Maidana opponent and three-weight world champion Adrien Broner will attempt to put his disappointing loss to the Argentinian behind him as he faces California’s Carlos Molina.
Broner, 24, was defeated for the first time in 28 contests when going down to a unanimous decision, in which ‘The Problem’ also lost his WBA welterweight title. The Cincinnati fighter had bypassed the 140lb division to claim the belt at 147 from Paulie Malignaggi, although some thought the move may have come too early, something which Maidana then rubberstamped last December.
Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer told WBN that the fight with Molina will take place at the light-welterweight limit as both boxers look to return to winning ways on the biggest stage of them all at the MGM Grand on a Mayweather PPV.
Molina last fought when drubbed by Amir Khan in ten rounds in late 2012 after entering the fight as a huge underdog, and the 28 year-old will make his comeback bid in much the same position against Broner.
Also confirmed to WBN by Schaefer is a super-middleweight bout between Mayweather protégé J’Leon Love and Mexican Marco Periban as both highly-ranked contenders chase a world title shot in 2014.
Those two clashes add more weight to the most eagerly-anticipated card of the year on the back of the welterweight encounter between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo being added to ‘The Moment’ earlier this week.
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