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ESPN to broadcast Molina-Bundrage

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When Carlos Molina defends his title this Saturday against Cornelius Bundrage, American audiences can tune in on ESPN Deportes or ESPN3.com.

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Dan Rafael is reporting that ESPN has stepped in and picked up the broadcast rights at the last minute. The fight will take place at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico, with undercard fights starting at 9:30pm Eastern.

In addition to the ESPN Deportes broadcast, the ESPN3.com stream will feature a simulcast of the Boxnation show for those who'd rather hear commentary in the King's English.

Molina is defending the belt he took from Ishe Smith a year ago. Adding a tinge of intrigue, Smith had won the belt from none other than Bundrage in February of 2013 before losing it to Molina in his first defense. So, K9 is coming for what's his, you know?!

The co-feature will see Rene Alvarado of Nicaragua take on Mexico's Juan Pablo Sanchez in a 10-rounder. No word if any additional undercard fights will be broadcast.

Hey, fights on TV are better than no fights on TV, but I can't imagine many of you getting excited about this matchup. Molina is currently one of boxing's most non-TV-friendly fighters. He's crafty and skilled enough to almost completely negate his opponent's offense while he holds, mauls, and—occasionally—throws light punches.

Bundrage, on the other hand, has been in his share of exciting fights, including a spectacular double-knockdown affair with Sechew Powell. So, hey, anything could happen right?

Will you be tuning into ESPN Deportes or ESPN3.com to catch this fight?