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Simon Kean vs Eric Molina report
Who won Kean vs Molina?
Simon Kean beat Eric Molina by technical knockout in the 7th round on Thursday 23rd March 2023 at Montreal Casino in Montreal.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Christian Mbilli beating Carlos Gongora. Also, on the undercard Steve Claggett defeated Rafael Guzman Lugo.
Kean vs Molina stats
Simon Kean stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Eric Molina made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws.
Simon Kean was the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Kean had a height advantage of 1 inch over Molina.
Both Simon Kean & Eric Molina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kean was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 8 year and 7 months later than Molina, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 74 less professional rounds, 91 to Molina's 165.
Kean vs Molina form
Molina had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alen Babic on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Fabio Wardley on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 5th round at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Filip Hrgovic on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Dominic Breazeale on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 8th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
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.
Molina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What time did Kean vs Molina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 AM UTC at Montreal Casino, Montreal, Canada, which was 9:00 PM EST or 6:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Kean vs Molina?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Kean vs Molina?
Simon Kean was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Eric Molina made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+560) with oddsmakers.
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