Now that James Kirkland is injured an unable to face WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the world’s uncrowned #1 junior middleweight contender, Carlos Molina, would like the fight.
“Hell yeah I want that fight!” said Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) from his home in Chicago. “Every time I fight somebody, it seems like they get to fight Canelo after that. Kirkland was the second time it was going to happen. First time was with Kermit Cintron, whom I beat. Now they’re talking about giving the fight to Erislandy Lara that I had a controversial draw with… What can I do?”
Molina says he’s ready, willing and able to step in, should anyone on Team Canelo come up with the novel idea of fighting the rightful #1 contender.
“I’m in the gym training. I’m ready for anyone, Canelo, anybody. I want to fight anybody in the top ten. I want hard fights, the toughest guys out there. This is the best division in boxing and that’s where I want to be.”
Molina says he would be up to his usual spoiler ways should he end up in a ring with Canelo. “I think he’s a good strong, young kid, but I see lots of openings to exploit on him. He’s good for a young guy, but how good? Let’s find out.”