Tired of all the undeserved setbacks, controversial outcomes and political maneuvering he’s suffered through in his career, top junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina says he wishes to appeal directly to other old-school boxers like himself.
“Everyone knows I’m the number-one contender in this division. I haven’t legitimately lost, or even had a draw, in a fight since 2006. And the list of guys I beat in that time is the most impressive of any other contender in the top 10. What I want to say to the world champions at 154 lbs is this: don’t hide behind rankings to avoid me. Fight me because I’m the true #1 contender and that’s what an old-school champion would do.”
Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) maintains the boxing world is well aware of his victory over former world champion Kermit Cintron, the victories stolen from him over top contenders Erislandy Lara (controversial draw) and Eric Kirkland (mystifyingly illegal disqualification), as well as his highly controversial draw and rematch decision loss earlier in his career to current middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
“I’ve beaten all these top guys. Everybody knows that. So let’s see if one of these champions at 154 will step around people I should be rated above and fight me, just because they want to know if they’re the best in the world. Can you imagine Joe Louis stepping past someone because of boxing politics? Or Rocky Marciano?”
Molina hopes that inside one of today’s champions or top contenders such as, Saul Alvarez (WBC), Austin Trout (WBA), Cornelius Bundrage (IBF), Zaurbek Baysangurov (WBO), Paul Williams, Lara (again), and Kirkland (again) beats the heart of a true fighter.
“I fight anybody, any time because I want to beat the best. Do any of these guys want to know if they can beat the true #1 contender at 154 lbs in the world? Join me in the old school, where champions are champions because they fight and beat the best. Let’s make it happen.”