Bey, Molina meet in search of redemption
Lightweights John Molina and Mickey Bey will be in search of redemption for different reasons when they clash on Friday night at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation.
Molina (25-3, 20 knockouts), of Covina, Calif., is coming off a majority decision loss to Russia’s Andrey Klimov that had followed January’s fourth-round stoppage of Dannie Williams.
“I am looking to get back on track. My last fight was a setback,” said Molina, who has reunited with former trainer Joe Goossen.
“I still think I did enough to win, and I know I’m in phenomenal shape and that I plan to go out and dominate this fight. All the ducks are in order, the engines are firing on all cylinders. I think it’s going to be a great night this Friday, and I am very excited to be fighting again on Showtime on their ‘ShoBox’ series.”
Bey (18-0-1, 9 KOs), of Cleveland, was last in the ring for a third-round knockout of Robert Rodriguez in February at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas that was turned into a no-contest by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after Bey tested positive for high levels of testosterone. Bey, 30, was suspended for three months, fined $1,000 of his $8,000 purse.
Although Bey could not be reached for an immediate comment, he is promoted by Floyd Mayweather Jr., whose father, Floyd Sr., is training him, according to Bey’s Twitter account.
“Me and my teacher Floyd Sr getting it in, getting ready for July 19. Tune in showtime,” wrote Bey. “Tune in July 19 showtime watch me put in work.”
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