CARLOS MOLINA OFFERS TO MOVE UP TO FIGHT GENNADY GOLOVKIN
Molina is a legitimate challenger: will Golovkin accept?
Press Release: Junior middleweight contender "King" Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) [not the guy with the same name fighting Amir Khan next] is offering help to WBA regular middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin find an opponent for his January HBO date. Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, was recently quoted as claiming that no one wants to face his fighter, and so far no opponent for Golovkin has been announced.
"I will!" said the eager Molina. "We can do it at 154 or at any weight between 154 AND 160 lbs. It doesn't matter to me. If you want a top opponent to face, here I am. Let's do this."
Russia's Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) is scheduled for a January 19th HBO appearance in New York, and Sanchez went so far as claiming Edwin Rodriguez turned down a half million dollars for the fight.
Despite the five losses on his ledger, Molina truly is a top 154-pound contender. His 20-5-2 record includes draws with Erislandy Lara and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. His disqualification loss to Kirkland was one of boxing's truly low moments, as he was winning at the time and the DQ was completely bogus. He also ended up on the wrong end of several other split-decision losses early in his career.
In fact, it is Molina who is the fighter truly willing to fight anyone between 147 and 160 lbs.
"I got you Gennady. Bring your half a million and your boxing gloves and let's fight. I'm not busy January 19 and I'd love to be world middleweight champion. Call my people and let's make a deal."