Javier Molina

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Javier Molina
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Statistics
Real name Javier Molina
Nickname(s) El Intocable
Rated at Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1990-01-02) January 2, 1990 (age 27)
Commerce, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 15
Wins 14
Wins by KO 6
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Javier Molina is an American professional boxer in the junior welterweight division.[1] He was born on January 2, 1990, in Commerce, California. He is best known for winning the 2007 U.S. National Championships when he was 17 years old.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Molina's father, Miguel, had a successful amateur boxing career in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, before he migrated to the United States.[3] His older brother Carlos is a highly regarded prospect with a 17-1-1 record,[4] and his twin brother, Oscar Molina, fights on the Mexican Olympic team.[5]

Amateur career[edit]

With a Vicente Fernández ring entrance song of "No Me Se Rajar", a tune that reflects the macho culture that prevails in Mexico, Molina finished his amateur career with a record of 111-12.[6] He won a bronze medal at the 2006 Cadet World Championships at lightweight and a national title at the 2006 Junior Olympic International Invitational. He knocked down Karl Dargan (a two-time 141-pound U.S. champion and winner of the 2007 Pan American Games) twice at the U.S. championships.[7] He then won against Jeremy Bryan and Dan O'Connor, followed by Brad Solomon in the finals, to win the junior welterweight title.[8] At the World Championships in 2007, he beat Azerbaijan's Emil Maharramov, the 2005 bronze medalist, 27-10, but lost to England's 2008 Olympian Bradley Saunders.[9][10]

2008 Olympics[edit]

At the Olympic qualifier, Molina beat Myke Carvalho and then sealed his qualification with a win over Canada's Kevin Bizier.[11] He lost his Olympic debut 1:14 to Boris Georgiev of Bulgaria. According to at least one doctor, it was a fight that never should have taken place.[12] After it was over, Coach Dan Campbell said Molina had gone into the bout with a small hole in his lung, which allowed air to seep out beneath the skin.[12]

Professional career[edit]

Molina is signed to the promotional company Goossen Tutor.[13] In his third fight, he got a second round K.O. over veteran Miguel Garcia.[14]

Professional record[edit]

8 Wins (4 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 8-0-0 United States Hector Alatorre UD 6 (6) June 24, 2011 United StatesPechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California
Win 7-0-0 United StatesDavid Lopez UD 6 (6) May 27, 2011 United StatesReno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Win 6-0-0 United StatesDanny Diaz UD 4 (4) May 14, 2011 United StatesHome Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 5-0-0 MexicoFrancisco Rios UD 4 (4) November 27, 2010 CaliforniaOracle Arena, Oakland, California
Win 4-0-0 United StatesAntonio Arauz TKO 1 (0:39) October 7, 2010 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 3-0-0 United StatesMiguel Garcia TKO 2 (2:42) November 27, 2009 CaliforniaPechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California
Win 2-0-0 United StatesGerald Valdez TKO 2 (2:39) April 23, 2009 CaliforniaTachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 1-0-0 United StatesJaime Cabrera TKO 2 (1:50) March 27, 2009 CaliforniaNokia Theater, Los Angeles, California Pro Debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sondheimer, Eric (2008-05-08). "Mexican American Boxer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  2. ^ Mier, Saul (2008-04-07). "National Champion". Box Rec. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Anson Wainwright. "Q & A with Javier "In Tocable" Molina". Boxing News - Boxing, UFC and MMA News, Fight Results, Schedule, Rankings, Videos and More. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Baxter, Kevin (March 12, 2008). "Twins go different routes". The Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ "Boxing News". The Sweet Science. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dargan stunned in title defense; Ceron hopes for rematch vs. Yanez - boxing - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Molina, Russell win at boxing worlds, near Olympic qualification - boxing - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Javier Molina and Shawn Estrada are Eliminated from the 2007 World Championships". Brickcityboxing.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Intersections". Danielhernandez.typepad.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Boxing News". The Sweet Science. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Baxter, Kevin (August 11, 2008). "U.S. teen's ring time is short". The Los Angeles Times. 
  13. ^ Gonzalez, Edgar (2009-03-02). "Molina signed to Goossen Tutor". My Boxing Fans. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  14. ^ Salazar, Francisco (2009-11-27). "Molina's 3rd KO in a Row". Fight News Extra. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 

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