“The Problem” last vacated the squared circle in December after getting universally outscored by Marcos Maidana.
According to the Associated Press, the 30-year-old Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) officially trumped Broner by counts of 115-110, 116-109 and 117-109 to capture the WBA welterweight belt.
A powerful and beloved Argentinean, Maidana outworked Broner and floored the loudmouth in the second and eighth rounds.
Also a past junior welterweight champion, “El Chino” was far more active than Broner and landed bruising punches throughout the 36-minute slugfest.
"Losing that fight was definitely the best thing that ever happened to my career,” said Broner, 24, a Cincinnati native who is hopelessly smitten with Floyd Mayweather.
“If Adrien Broner didn't lose that fight, if you think I'm a jackass now, what would I have been (if I won)? I thank God that Maidana slowed me down in my tracks even though it is still a heavy and fast train."
Molina, who compiled an impressive amateur record of 105-20, hasn’t performed since suffering a 10th round TKO to Amir Khan in December 2012.
"Carlos Molina is a hell of a fighter and he is going to come to fight," Broner said. "He's going to come to kick my (expletive) because I'm sure going to come to kick his. I will be fly and I'm still flashy."
Broner is a fragile, and largely unaccomplished, windbag.
However, Molina possesses feathery fists and his extended inactivity can’t be overlooked.
With blinding speed and greater overall skills, Broner should manhandle Molina at 140-pounds.
Although still “a jackass,” expect Adrien Broner to knock Carlos Molina onto Queer Street within eight rounds this weekend in “Sin City.”