Carlos Molina (Mexican boxer)
|Real name||Carlos Amado Molina|
|Rated at||Light Middleweight
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
May 25, 1983 |
Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
|Wins by KO||8|
Molina started his amateur career at age eighteen, amassing a 6–1 record before turing professional after only two years.
In December, 2005, Molina fought the undefeated Julio César Chávez, Jr. to a controversial draw, a fight which many observers felt Molina won. In February 2006, he lost to Chavez in a rematch by a six round majority decision. This bout was held at The Aladdin in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Molina then lost another majority decision, this time to Mike Alvarado, before scoring 9 consecutive wins, including a unanimous decision victory over Danny Perez for the WBO NABO light middleweight title. However, he would remain inactive for the following year and a half after a dispute with his promoter Don King.
On March 25, 2011, Molina fought undefeated Olympic gold medalist Erislandy Lara to a disputed majority draw — another fight which those at ringside thought Molina deserved. The final scores were 97-93 for Molina and 95-95 on the two other scorecards. Molina then scored a TKO victory over Allen Conyers.
On the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez superfight, Molina defeated Ishe Smith by split decision to win the IBF Junior Middleweight Championship. He was scheduled to make his first defense of the title against Jermall Charlo on March 8, but was arrested and jailed just days before the fight for failing to register as a sex offender. Molina had committed statutory sexual abuse as an 18-year-old with his girlfriend, said to have been 15 or 16 at the time. The charges were later vacated by the State of Wisconsin and Molina is no longer considered a sex offender. Molina is currently signed to Warriors Boxing Promotions and managed by Al Haymon.
|22 Wins (6 Knockouts), 6 Losses, 2 Draws|
|Loss||22-6-2||Cornelius Bundrage||UD||12||2014-10-11||Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancún, Quintana Roo||Lost IBF Light Middleweight title.|
|Win||22-5-2||Ishe Smith||SD||12||2013-09-14||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won IBF Light Middleweight title.|
|Win||21-5-2||Cory Spinks||UD||12||2013-02-01||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, Oklahoma||IBF Light Middleweight Eliminator|
|Win||20-5-2||Damian Frias||UD||10||2012-08-17||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma|
|Loss||19-5-2||James Kirkland||DQ||10 (12)||2012-03-24||Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas|
|Win||19-4-2||Kermit Cintron||UD||10||2011-07-09||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||18-4-2||Allen Conyers||TKO||7 (10)||2011-04-29||Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Draw||17-4-2||Erislandy Lara||MD||10||2011-03-25||Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||17-4-1||Danny Perez||UD||12||2009-06-05||Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida||Won WBO NABO Light Middleweight title.|
|Win||16-4-1||Ed Paredes||UD||10||2009-04-11||Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, Washington|
|Win||15-4-1||Alexis Camacho||UD||10||2009-02-13||Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York|
|Win||14-4-1||Jailer Berrio||UD||10||2009-01-10||Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, Washington|
|Win||13-4-1||Roberto Valenzuela||TKO||5 (6)||2008-12-12||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||12-4-1||Donald Camarena||UD||8||2008-08-08||Aragon Ballroom, Illinois, Illinois|
|Win||11-4-1||Cedrick Armstrong||UD||10||2008-06-28||Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, Washington|
|Win||10-4-1||Luciano Perez||UD||8||2008-04-11||The Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois|
|Win||9-4-1||Henry Mitchell||UD||6||2008-02-08||Sundance Saloon, Waukegan, Illinois|
|Loss||8-4-1||Mike Alvarado||MD||8||2007-02-16||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Loss||8-3-1||Wayland Willingham||UD||8||2006-12-01||Vernon Downs, Vernon New York|
|Loss||8-2-1||Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.||MD||6||2006-02-18||The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Draw||8-1-1||Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.||UD||6||2005-12-16||Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León|
|Win||8-1||Loyal Goodman||TKO||3 (8)||2005-11-10||Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Win||8-1||Joseph Pujoe||UD||6||2005-05-31||Ho Chunk Sports Center, Lynwood, Illinois|
|Win||6-1||Antoine Elerson||TKO||1 (4)||2005-03-24||Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Win||5-1||Joe Lynch||UD||6||2005-01-14||Aragon Ballroom, Illinois, Illinois|
|Win||4-1||Adam Capo||TKO||3 (6)||2004-11-12||Resch Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Loss||3-1||Jonathan Ochoa||SD||4||2004-09-10||Hawthorne Race Course, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||3-0||Nick Farrow||UD||6||2004-04-01||Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Win||2-0||Vance Garvey||UD||4||2004-02-27||DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||1-0||James Rice||TKO||4 (4)||2003-10-23||Wisconsin||Molina's professional debut.|
- "Carlos Molina Knocks Allen Conyers Out in Seven Rounds - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Victorious". touchgloves.com. 2006-02-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "BoxRec Boxing Records". Boxrec.com. 2006-02-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "Erislandy Lara, Carlos Molina Ends in a Majority Draw - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- Fischer, Doug (2011-07-10). "Molina upsets Cintron on Rios-Antillon undercard | RingTV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- "Molina remains jailed, title defense canceled". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- Network, Fight (2014-05-13). "Carlos Molina Training in Mexico, Signs with Al Haymon | FightNetwork". The Fight Network. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
- "Carlos Molina - Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
|IBF Junior Middleweight Champion
September 14, 2013 – October 11, 2014