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Adrien Broner wants a knockout against John Molina

Adrien Broner wants to impress on March 7 as he looks to win his third straight.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Adrien Broner is focused on beating John Molina when the two meet in the first-ever Haymon Boxing event on NBC on March 7, but the former three-division titleholder says what he really wants is a knockout.

"A victory is a victory but nothing is like a knockout. I love knockouts and the fans love knockouts and stoppages," said Broner, 25. "I feel like with my skills and if I come in and do the things that I know that I can do, it's a great chance that I do stop John Molina and this is boxing. A knockout is only one punch away."

Broner (29-1, 22 KO) will look to win his third straight following his December 2013 loss to Marcos Maidana. In 2014, Broner beat Carlos Molina and Emmanuel Taylor, but had some issues against Taylor in their September bout, and the beliefs that Broner could be the next Floyd Mayweather have pretty much dissolved at this point, because it just hasn't been backed up in the ring consistently.

Molina (27-5, 22 KO) lost a pair of bouts last year to Lucas Matthysse (KO-11) and Humberto Soto (UD-10). Overall, he's 3-3 in his last six outings, but Molina is the sort of guy you can never count out, and when he's at his best, his style can resemble that of Maidana's, which obviously Broner had great trouble against.

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