Born December 2nd 1982, orthodox fighter John Molina started his career in March 2006 at the age of 23 and has now been pro for 10 years, fighting a total of 36 times. The longest KO streak that Molina has ever had is 5 throughout his 36 fights and his longest winning streak is 18 wins. This started on March 2006 and came to an end on September 2009.
In a great debut, Molina took on Lester Balmores in a 4 round fight, becoming the 2nd person to stop Balmores in his 4 fight career to date. Continuing on from his successful debut, Molina continued his winning streak by winning his next 18 fights. In this time he fought and beat Efren Hinojosa, Frankie Archuleta and Eddie Brooks to name just a few, fighting 5 times in 2006, 4 times in 2007 and 9 times through 2008 and 2009.
On November 28th, 2009, Molina took on and was defeated by Martin Honorio in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 18-1-0. Molina's first defeat came over the full distance against Martin Honorio on November 28th, 2009. The fight went to the judges in a UD loss for Molina. Fights against Henry Lundy, Alejandro Rodriguez, Robert Frankel and 3 others followed where he won all 6 fights taking his winning streak to 24 wins.
Molina's career took a knock with a loss against Antonio Demarco on September 8th, 2012 taking his record to 24-2-0. Being outclassed early, Molina struggled to get going in this 12 round fight and received the first stoppage defeat of his career at the hands of Demarco. The fight went 1 rounds before ending via a TKO defeat.
Keeping his losses at 2, Molina fought on January 11th, 2013 beating Dannie Williams via KO. This took his record to 25-2-0 showing quite the successful career to date. Molina's fight against Dannie Williams came in the 4th round of a 10 round fight via KO. Molina became the first person to stop Williams. Molina continued his success in the next 3 fights taking his record to 27 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws.
Lucas martin Matthysse was next in line for Molina where unfortunately, he was defeated on April 26th, 2014 taking his record to 27-4-0. Matthysse upset Molina in a 12 round fight, stopping him in the 11th round and becoming only the 2nd person to stop Molina. Molina continued on his up and down career with a further 3 fights taking his record to 28-6-0.
Pushing his career further, Molina fought Ruslan Provodnikov on June 11th, 2016 adding to his winning record. Provodnikov was a great challenge for Molina, losing over the full 12 round distance and crowning Molina as the 5th person to have defeated Provodnikov.
Molina went into his next fight against Terence Crawford on December 10th, 2016 with a career record of 29 wins. A great performance by opponent Crawford added a 3rd stoppage defeat to Molina's career. Molina was outmatched and the fight was brought to a halt in round 8 via TKO.