1994-04-22 John John Molina w pts 12 Gregorio Vargas, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1994-04-22 John John Molina w pts 12 Gregorio Vargas, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 118-110, 117-112, 118-110. Working behind a great jab and showing excellent hand-speed, Molina (129½) kept the heavy blows coming in from his dangerous challenger to a minimum as he swept through the opening four rounds. The former WBC featherweight champion was always going to pose a risk but Molina knew how to handle him, and after some hectic exchanges in the sixth and eighth when both men landed heavy shots he moved up a gear to take complete command. Although Vargas (130) kept plugging away, banging in hooks and right-hand counters, unable to break down Molina’s defence the decision was a formality.

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