The toll road of redemption can be long and dangerous, but nevertheless a necessary one. On Friday, July 9, John Molina, Jr. (20-1,16 KOs) will look to make his opponent pay the price as he forges forward to take the WBO/NABO Lightweight Championship from undefeated “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (18-0-1, 10 KOs) as the 12-round main event on the “Let Freedom Ring” card presented live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.
NABO #9-rated Molina who is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, rebounded from his sole loss last year against former WBO/NABO lightweight champion Martin Honorio, with two solid wins just one month apart from each other earlier this year.
Stated Molina, “I am excited to get back on television and I will make sure I stay there. You learn a lot more in defeat then in victory regardless of the circumstances and it is the worse feeling in the world. I will do everything needed to do in the ring so I never feel like that again.
“Lundy talks a lot and as far as I’m concerned he can keep it up. As a matter of fact, I like it. It’s been very amusing. I’m going to do my talking in the ring and he’ll know what I mean when I walk away with the belt. I have respect for him and what he has accomplished but come fight time nothing will stop me. I am going to do what I have to do to be victorious.”
The event is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. with the Lundy-Molina bout promoted in association with Goossen Tutor. Check your local ESPN2 listings for time.