OK sports fans be prepared to switch channels in tandem tomorrow night in pursuit of witnessing two “Molina’s” challenge for titles in their respective divisions. Both HBO and Showtime will be wagging war of their own for viewership and control of year end boxing ratings. Hopefully the 65 minute time differential will allow fans easy access to both bouts.
Let’s tackle the big men first. Showtime will be televising the IBF Heavyweight title clash on December 10 at 5:30 PM EST. The disparity in abilities makes this more a clash of styles and physiques more than a clash of titans. Anthony Joshua of Britain will be making the second defense of his title. How we arrived here is a sorted chain of karma events that unfolded rapidly this fall. Tyson Fury pulled out of scheduled rematch of former champ Wlad Klitschko with a reported injury for a second time. It was later revealed the giant was suffering from depression, not training and failed two drug tests.