Liam Smith vs. Carlos Molina possible for December 19th

molina56By Scott Gilfoid: Depending on whether the World Boxing Organization will give their blessings or not, newly crowned WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11 KOs) could be facing 2nd tier fighter Carlos Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) on December 19th on the undercard of the Andy Lee v. Billy Joe Saunders card at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

Smith and the 32-year-old Molina are reportedly in negotiations for a fight on 12/19, according to Molina. Smith also is interested in facing 44-year-old Shane Mosley in 2016. Mosley isn’t ranked in the top 15 by the WBO either at 154, so it’ll require for the WBO to give let the fight happen anyway or they can give Molina or Mosley a quick top 15 ranking that we’ve seen done in the past by many sanctioning bodies after a fight has been signed.

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Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Carlos Molina possible for December

marquez7By Dan Ambrose: It looks like we could be seeing 42-year-old former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (57-6-2, 40 KOs) facing 32-year-old former IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) in a farewell fight for Marquez in December.

The Marquez-Molina hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it’s tentative for December. Marquez has been out of the ring for the past year and a half since beating Mike Alvarado by a 12 round unanimous decision last May at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Mercito Gesta: After Carlos Molina fight, I hope to get a world title shot

SAN DIEGO (April 20) – San Diego-based fighters, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) held a special workout session today at House of Boxing, ahead of their upcoming anticipated headlining bout on April 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Also, undefeated super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (21-0, 15 KOs) attended in advance of his upcoming fight on May 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Mercito Gesta vs. Carlos Molina on April 30th in Indio, California

LOS ANGELES (March 20) – Former lightweight world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Los Angeles area standout Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) will battle it out on Thursday, April 30 looking to crash their way into the 140-pound title picture in the 10-round Golden Boy Live! FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Tickets for the April 30 Gesta vs. Molina card went on sale today, Friday, March 20 at 10am a.m. PT.

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Carlos Molina: I know I can beat Canelo and Lara

molina56By Dan Ambrose: IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) was kind of the forgotten man last Saturday night when Erislandy Lara and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez went at it in a fight where many boxing fans assumed was a battle between the two best fighters in the 154 pound division. But don’t tell that to the 31-year-old Molina, as he feels he already beat Lara in their fight in 2011 which was ruled a 10 round draw.

Some fans feel that Molina did enough to deserve a win in that fight, although Lara did land the harder and cleaner landing shots like he did against Canelo last Saturday.

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IBF orders Carlos Molina vs. Cornelius Bundrage; Jermall Charlo ignored

By Allan Fox: The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has ordered IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KO’s) to defend his title next against his #1 IBF mandatory challenger Cornelius Bundrage (33-5, 19 KO’s). Al Haymon, the adviser for #10 IBF Jermall Charlo (18-0, 11 KO’s) was reportedly lobbying the IBF to have them give Molina permission to bypass the fight against the 41-year-old Bundrage and instead let Molina face the 24-year-old Charlo, but instead the IBF ordered Molina to fight Bundrage.

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Adrien Broner suspended by WBC for comment after win over Carlos Molina

broner455By Allan Fox: The World Boxing Council has suspended former two division world champion Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KO’s) for his comment he made to Showtime following his 10 round unanimous decision win over Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KO’s) last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Broner easily out-pointed Molina on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana fight. The WBC wants an apology from Broner for them to lift the suspension.

In the post-fight interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray, Broner said “I just beat the [expletive] out of a Mexican.” Gray immediately told Broner not to talk like that and he was on his best behavior for the remainder of the interview. However, the damage was done because the crowd booed Broner, and boxing fans at home likely were in shock at the comment.

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Broner decisions Molina, fails to impress

006 Broner victory IMG_0074(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KO’s) defeated an over-matched and smaller Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the 2nd round, Molina hit Broner with two big right hands to the head that caused Broner to back up to the ropes. Molina didn’t have the power on his shots to hurt Broner, but with the way those shots landed, Broner would have been in trouble had he been in the ring with Marcos Maidana again.

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Adrien Broner faces Carlos Molina tonight

broner554(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allan Fox: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) will be back in the ring tonight against the shorter 5’5″ Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s) on Showtime pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Broner is looking to get an easy win over Molina before possibly fighting for a world title at 140 later this year.

Broner is dropping down a weight class from 147 in order to try and capture a title in the light welterweight class, but he doesn’t intend on fighting in just one weight class. He’s interested in moving back up to welterweight at a later time and avenging his loss to Marcos Maidana, who beat him by a 12 round decision last year in December. Broner is also open to fighting at lightweight against the right opponent.

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