Fresh off his surprise domination of contender Kermit Cintron, Carlos Molina’s team believes their fighter is now ready to test his skills against the champions of the junior middleweight division.
On the Brandon Rios-Urbano Antillon undercard last Saturday (July 9), Molina easily bullied Cintron to a unanimous decision and appeared close to a stoppage on several occasions. The bout was the third Molina has fought in the last four months. In March, he earned a draw against Erislandy Lara in a bout many feel Molina won handily. He rebounded with a seventh round TKO over Allen Conyers in April.
Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing PR revealed a “hit list” of opponents his promotional company has outlined for Molina.
“It’s no longer a secret that Carlos Molina is the world’s best 154-lb fighter,” said Margules. “This is an open call to all the champions, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Austin Trout, K9 Bundradge and Sergei Dzinziruk: Carlos Molina is ready and able to take any of you on.”
Erislandy Lara indirectly helped raised Molina’s stock with his own effort last Saturday. Lara lost a highly contentious majority decision to Paul Williams, a fighter many considered one of the best and most avoided at 154. Added with Cintron’s past win over another highly touted junior middleweight in Alfredo Angulo, Molina’s team claims they have a strong case for their fighter to be ranked highly by all four sanctioning bodies.
“If you think about it, Lara beat Paul Williams and Cintron beat Alfredo Angulo and Carlos beat both of them, so he could be considered the top challenger in the world,” detailed Molina advisor Luis DeCubas. “We hope the sanctioning bodies will recognize his amazing accomplishments and move him into a position where he can fight for a world championship.”