Spinks: 153.2 lbs.
Molina: 153.4 lbs
Prediction: The last time we saw Cory Spinks was in June when he suffered an emphatic TKO defeat at the hands of Cornelius Bundrage. Most of us figured that would be the last we’d see of Spinks, but here he is again with another main TV slot, this time for ESPN Friday Night Fights, where he faces Carlos Molina. King Carlos is trying to claw his way back to the top of the 154 pound division after being robbed of a potential victory against James Kirkland last year. He’s vowed to show the knockout power that’s been missing from his resume and put a definitive end to Spinks’s career. While knocking out a 34 year old, clearly past prime version of Cory Spinks isn’t exactly a big achievement, looking bad or losing to him is an unquestionable career-derailment.
The Spinks of 2005 would have been able to use his legs to outbox a guy like Molina and evade the inside mauling tactics. The 2013 version will have a hard time keeping Molina off him. Look for Molina, who won’t fear anything coming back at him, to walk down Spinks, abuse him against the ropes, and end matters by the sixth round.
The card airs tomorrow night (February 1) at 9 p.m. ET.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GsBTKxMv4c&feature=youtube_gdata_player]