The MGM Grand’s lobby was once again the spotlight of attention for fans, guests and bystanders. All fighters from the televised undercard partook in brief workout and autograph sessions for the fans and media to build up the excitement for their perspective fights.
The workouts included not only the televised fighters, but also non-televised fighters from the Mayweather Boxing Club. Fighters ranging from the age of five years old to early twenties showcased their shadow boxing skills as well as mitt work. The Mayweather Boxing Club is said to be brewing the future of boxing. Judging from the technique observed from the fighters, this may be true to an extent.
Team Garcia tried to steal the show as both Angel and Danny showcased their drills. Angel Garcia was even getting down to the music. Not only can he talk, but Angel Garcia can probably own the dance floor if he wanted to. Continue reading
Carlos Molina Trainer Says Molina Going to ‘Beat up’ and ‘Knock Out’ Ishe Smith This Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Victor Mateo, trainer of upcoming world title challenger, “King” Carlos Molina says Team Molina has their fighter in the shape of his life and ready to beat up and possibly knock out Ishe Smith this Saturday. Continue reading
Chicago junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina says he’s had a perfect training camp in preparation to fight for his dream of winning a world championship.
Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) will face defending champion and Las Vegas resident Ishe Smith (25-5 11 KOs) for the IBF Light Middleweight Championship on Saturday, September 14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the undercard of the 12-round Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight for Canelo’s WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather’s WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship. Continue reading
ISHE SMITH INJURY FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF WORLD TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST CARLOS MOLINA; JULY 19 EVENT TO PROCEED AS SHOBOX DOUBLEHEADER FEATURING MICKEY BEY VS. JOHN MOLINA & BADOU JACK VS. FARAH ENNIS]
LAS VEGAS, July 9 – Due to a cut sustained over IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Ishe Smith’s right eye while preparing for his title defense against Carlos Molina, their Friday, July 19 bout at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has been postponed. The SHOWTIME televised card will proceed as scheduled as a
ShoBox: The New Generation televised event showcasing a doubleheader featuring undefeated prospect Mickey Bey against former world title challenger John Molina in a 10-round lightweight fight and unbeaten 2008 Olympian Badou Jack stepping up to face Philadelphia’s Farah Ennis in a 10-round super middleweight bout. Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Paulie Malignaggi, Edwin Rodriguez, Carlos Molina, Luis Ambrosio, and Carina Moreno
The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present two division World Champion Paulie Malignaggi, Super Middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez, IBF Junior Middleweight title challenger Carlos Molina, Featherweight prospect Luis Ambrosio, and three division Women’s World Champion Carina Moreno on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be two division World Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs). The former WBA Welterweight Champ will discuss the controversial decision that ended his reign as 147 pound title holder when he faced Adrien “The Problem” Broner this past weekend in Brooklyn, New York. “The Magic Man” will also talk about his future in the sport of boxing. Continue reading
Before and since winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight title against Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) on February 23rd in Detroit, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) has stated that he would like to face perennial contender “King” Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) in his first title defense, which he would like to be in his hometown of Las Vegas. Continue reading
By Joe Harrison: Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) defeated former two-division champion Cory Spinks (39-8, 11 KOs) by a unanimous decision in front of 5,354 screaming fans at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. The contest was the main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
Spinks showed very little fight as Molina frustrated him with his accurate punches and stellar defensive skills throughout the 12-round IBF eliminator. Spinks simply could not find an answer as Molina pressed forward and bullied him around the ring. Although Spinks was able to land an effective punch here and there, he mostly resorted to clinching to avoid further punishment.
Spinks was deducted a point in round four for excessive holding. Spinks was also dropped by a left hook in round eleven. In round twelve, Spinks received a standing eight count when it was ruled that the ropes held him up from going down again. In the end, the scores were 119-106 twice and 120-105, all for Molina. Continue reading
“This show is indicative of the ever-increasing quality of Friday Night Fights broadcasts. It’s every bit as good as or better than the average Showtime or HBO boxing show. This is just a terrific event from top to bottom.” Teddy Singleton of Don King Productions. Continue reading
CHICAGO, IL (January 27, 2013) Advance tickets for the FEBRUARY 1 ESPN Friday Night Fights professional boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago are selling at a record pace according to promoter Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions. Continue reading
A new, meaner “King” Carlos Molina is ready to go for his ESPN Friday Night Fights main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on February 1. 29-year-old Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) will face two-division and five-time world champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks in a 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator to headline the night of boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions.
The intriguing co-main event that night is a 10-round welterweight battle between two-time former world champion Jose Luis “El Temible” Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) and Florida’s Antwone “The Truth” Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs). Continue reading