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Who won Breazeale vs Molina?
Dominic Breazeale beat Eric Molina by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dominic Breazeale.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Breazeale vs Molina stats
Back in November 2017, Dominic Breazeale stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Eric Molina made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Dominic Breazeale was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Breazeale had a height advantage of 3 inches over Molina. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Dominic Breazeale & Eric Molina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Breazeale was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 7 months later than Molina, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 66 less professional rounds, 99 to Molina's 165.
Dominic Breazeale went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Eric Molina was ranked number 12 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Breazeale vs Molina form
Breazeale had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Izuagbe Ugonoh on 25th February 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Amir Mansour on 23rd January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Before that, he had beat Fred Kassi on 26th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
He had won against Yasmany Consuegra on 6th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Eric Molina had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Tomasz Adamek on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 10th round at Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tomasz Adamek on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 10th round at Tauron Arena, Krakow.
Before that, he had won against Rodricka Ray on 10th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Boggus Ford Center, Pharr, United States.
He had lost to Deontay Wilder on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Bartow Arena, Birmingham.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Eric Molina had been fighting more than Dominic Breazeale.
Going to this contest, Dominic Breazeale had last fought 8 months and 10 days ago, while Eric Molina's last outing had been 10 months and 25 days ago.
Breazeale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Molina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Breazeale vs Molina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Breazeale vs Molina?
Dominic Breazeale was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Eric Molina made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.