Showtime Boxing Classics: MATTHYSSE VS. JOHN MOLINA JR.

“I still have nightmares about those last 58 seconds and what would have happened to my career had the time ran out.” – John Molina Jr.

SHOWTIME Sports will continue to serve boxing fans during the current hiatus from live sports with another edition of SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS this week featuring two all-action fights with John Molina, Jr. In the first bout, Molina loses a war against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse followed by Molina’s amazing comeback victory against Mickey Bey in the second bout.

“I still have nightmares about those last 58 seconds and what would have happened to my career had the time ran out,” Molina said of the Bey fight. “I would have never signed with Al Haymon without those final 58 seconds. I still have longtime members of the boxing press to this day come up and tell me that in 30 years of covering boxing, the Matthysse fight was the only fight they’ve ever had to turn away from and not watch because it was such a brutal war. I didn’t realize how special it was till I went back and watched it.”

WHEN: Tonight/Friday, April 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

WHERE TO WATCH: On SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME ANYTIME®, and the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service

ADDED COVERAGE: During Friday’s SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS telecast, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, the network’s versatile combat sports analysts, will host a live companion episode of their digital talk show MORNING KOMBAT on the Morning Kombat YouTube Channel. Thomas and Campbell will watch the SHOWTIME replay and react to the fights in real time, feature special guest interviews with principal participants from the bouts (fighters, trainers, referees and promoters) and take questions from fans while the bouts replay on the network.

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