On September 8, WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs), will put his title on the line when he faces John Molina, Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs). The 12-round championship bout will take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., as the co-feature to Andre “SOG” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) and will be televised live on HBO.
Antonio DeMarco: “I will represent my country of Mexico with courage and honor when I step in the ring with Molina. I accomplished my dream of becoming a world champion and now I will die in the ring to keep it. Molina is fighting for his first world title so he’s going to bring a lot of heart into the ring, but my heart and desire to keep my belt will take me to victory. I will remain champion!”
John Molina: “I’m glad to hear DeMarco will have courage and honor in the ring. I will leave it all in the ring that night and I will realize my dream of becoming a world champion. I promise you, when we’re done, it will be considered a fight of the year candidate. I do not anticipate this fight going 12-rounds.”