Carlos Molina (Mexican boxer)

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Carlos Molina
Real nameCarlos Amado Molina
Weight(s)Light Middleweight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityMexico Mexican
Born (1983-05-25) May 25, 1983 (age 36)
Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Boxing record
Total fights43
Wins by KO9

Carlos Amado Molina (born May 25, 1983 in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer in the Light Middleweight division. He is a former IBF Light Middleweight Champion.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Molina started his amateur career at age eighteen, amassing a 6–1 record before turing professional after only two years.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

In December, 2005, Molina fought the undefeated Julio César Chávez, Jr. to a controversial draw,[2] 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.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] The final scores were 97-93 for Molina and 95-95 on the two other scorecards.[4] Molina then scored a TKO victory over Allen Conyers.[citation needed]

In his next fight, Molina upset former world champion Kermit Cintron, on Showtime.[5]

On the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez superfight, on September 14, 2013, 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, 2014, but was arrested and jailed just days before the fight for failing to register as a sex offender, then released from jail and deported for a second time as an illegal immigrant in a plea to avoid 10 years in prison for re-entering after deportation. Molina had been charged and pled guilty to second degree sexual assault committed as an 18 year old with a 15 year old (by Wisconsin law if she were 16 it would have been a misdemeanor) and he never subsequently registered as a sex offender as required.[6][7] He also had a previous disorderly conduct charge and warrant issued in 2005 and was in possession of a voter ID card when deported the second time. [8] Molina is currently signed to Warriors Boxing Promotions and managed by Al Haymon.[9]

Professional record[edit]

28 Wins (8 Knockouts), 9 Losses, 2 Draws[10]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 28-9-2 United Kingdom Josh Kelly UD 10 2018-03-31 United Kingdom Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales For vacant WBA International welterweight title
Loss 28-8-2 France Ahmed El Mousaoui UD 10 2017-10-14 France Zénith de Paris, Paris XIX, France
Loss 28-7-2 Dominican Republic Carlos Adames UD 11 2017-07-26 Dominican Republic Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Win 28-6-2 Mexico Diego Cruz UD 8 2016-12-17 Mexico Gran Oasis Arena, Cancun
Win 27-6-2 Mexico Carlos Gorham UD 8 2016-08-20 Mexico Centro de Convenciones, Acapulco
Win 26-6-2 Mexico Javier Prieto SD 8 2016-06-18 Mexico Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca
Win 25-6-2 Mexico Reyes Sanchez UD 8 2016-04-02 Mexico Centro de Convenciones, Tlalnepantla
Win 24-6-2 Colombia Jose Agustin Feria TKO 8 2016-01-23 Mexico Domo Care, Guadalupe
Win 23-6-2 Mexico Manuel Garcia TKO 3 (10) 2015-05-19 Mexico Emiliano Zapata Sports Center, Ecatepec
Loss 22-6-2 United States Cornelius Bundrage UD 12 2014-10-11 Mexico Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancún, Quintana Roo Lost IBF Light Middleweight title.
Win 22-5-2 United States Ishe Smith SD 12 2013-09-14 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won IBF Light Middleweight title.
Win 21-5-2 United States Cory Spinks UD 12 2013-02-01 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, Oklahoma IBF Light Middleweight Eliminator
Win 20-5-2 Cuba Damian Frias UD 10 2012-08-17 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma
Loss 19-5-2 United States James Kirkland DQ 10 (12) 2012-03-24 United States Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas
Win 19-4-2 Puerto Rico Kermit Cintron UD 10 2011-07-09 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 18-4-2 United States Allen Conyers TKO 7 (10) 2011-04-29 United States Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Draw 17-4-2 United States Erislandy Lara MD 10 2011-03-25 United States Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 17-4-1 United States Danny Perez UD 12 2009-06-05 United States Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida Won WBO NABO Light Middleweight title.
Win 16-4-1 United States Ed Paredes UD 10 2009-04-11 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, Washington
Win 15-4-1 Mexico Alexis Camacho UD 10 2009-02-13 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York
Win 14-4-1 Colombia Jailer Berrio UD 10 2009-01-10 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, Washington
Win 13-4-1 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela TKO 5 (6) 2008-12-12 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 12-4-1 United States Donald Camarena UD 8 2008-08-08 United States Aragon Ballroom, Illinois, Illinois
Win 11-4-1 United States Cedrick Armstrong UD 10 2008-06-28 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, Washington
Win 10-4-1 Mexico Luciano Perez UD 8 2008-04-11 United States The Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois
Win 9-4-1 United States Henry Mitchell UD 6 2008-02-08 United States Sundance Saloon, Waukegan, Illinois
Loss 8-4-1 United States Mike Alvarado MD 8 2007-02-16 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Loss 8-3-1 United States Wayland Willingham UD 8 2006-12-01 United States Vernon Downs, Vernon New York
Loss 8-2-1 Mexico Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. MD 6 2006-02-18 United States The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Draw 8-1-1 Mexico Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. UD 6 2005-12-16 Mexico Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Win 8-1 United States Loyal Goodman TKO 3 (8) 2005-11-10 United States Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Win 8-1 United States Joseph Pujoe UD 6 2005-05-31 United States Ho Chunk Sports Center, Lynwood, Illinois
Win 6-1 United States Antoine Elerson TKO 1 (4) 2005-03-24 United States Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Win 5-1 United States Joe Lynch UD 6 2005-01-14 United States Aragon Ballroom, Illinois, Illinois
Win 4-1 United States Adam Capo TKO 3 (6) 2004-11-12 United States Resch Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Loss 3-1 United States Jonathan Ochoa SD 4 2004-09-10 United States Hawthorne Race Course, Cicero, Illinois
Win 3-0 United States Nick Farrow UD 6 2004-04-01 United States Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Win 2-0 United States Vance Garvey UD 4 2004-02-27 United States DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois
Win 1-0 United States James Rice TKO 4 (4) 2003-10-23 United States Wisconsin Molina's professional debut.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carlos Molina Knocks Allen Conyers Out in Seven Rounds - Boxing News". Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  2. ^ "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Victorious". 2006-02-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  3. ^ "BoxRec Boxing Records". 2006-02-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  4. ^ "Erislandy Lara, Carlos Molina Ends in a Majority Draw - Boxing News". 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  5. ^ Fischer, Doug (2011-07-10). "Molina upsets Cintron on Rios-Antillon undercard | RingTV". Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Molina remains jailed, title defense canceled". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Network, Fight (2014-05-13). "Carlos Molina Training in Mexico, Signs with Al Haymon | FightNetwork". The Fight Network. Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  10. ^ "Carlos Molina - Boxer". Retrieved 2011-12-27.

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Preceded by
Ishe Smith
IBF Junior Middleweight Champion
September 14, 2013 – October 11, 2014
Succeeded by
Cornelius Bundrage