Translated from The Nouvelliste in Canada
After Nagy Aguilera 23-11 (15 KOs) informed Eye of the Tiger Management that he was withdrawing from his bout with Simon Kean, his management team searched the market for opponents and unearthed veteran Heavyweight Eric Molina 29-8 (21 KOs).
It's a step-up in competition. Molina has more experience than Aguilera, having faced Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in world championship fights. He won his last fight last July against Jose Castro. However, since losing to Joshua in 2016, his record is 4-4 and he got knocked out three times.
“He's still a big name in the industry. Definitely a better opponent than Aguilera. He's a 6'6'' guy with a lot of experience. Simon's fight clan will have to be adjusted. This is a real challenge for him," comments Camille Estephan from Mexico, where he's attending the WBC convention. "We had no choice but to find another boxer after Aguilera's decision. Under these circumstances, it's mission accomplished. Simon will be tested. It's a dangerous fight."