140-pound champion Crawford to fight Molina Jr. in December

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Undefeated 140-pound world champion Terence ''Bud'' Crawford and top contender John Molina Jr. are scheduled for a 12-round fight Dec. 10 at CenturyLink Center in Crawford's hometown of Omaha.

The matchup was announced Thursday.

Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) has won four of his last six bouts by stoppage. He last fought in July, winning a lopsided 12-round unanimous over Viktor Postol.

Molina Jr. (29-6, 23 KOs), from Covina, California, beat former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov in June.