Carlos Molina targeting Austin Trout
Top contender Carlos Molina is more than happy to answer World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight Champ Austin Trout’s calls for a quality opponent to face.
“He says he only wants to fight the best and then he calls out Erislandy Lara! Everybody knows I beat Erislandy Lara!” says Molina, fresh from his shutout victory over capable veteran Damian Frias last Friday in Miami, Oklahoma.
Molina and Lara fought to a very controversial draw last year.
Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) says if Trout claims to be having a hard time finding a fight against a top guy, he must have forgotten someone: “Me. I’ll fight him any time. Set it up. I’m always ready, just pick up the phone and say you’ll get in the ring and we’ll fight.”
While he empathizes with Trout’s claims of not being able to land an opponent, Molina feels the claim is less than genuine from Trout and any other 154-lb top contender looking for a fight.
“They all know I’ll fight them any time. Not just Trout. All the top guys. But they’re all scared. They claim they’ll fight anybody any time but when I say ok, let’s go, suddenly they want more money. Suddenly it’s not good for their career. And they’re right because I’ll beat every last one of them. And if Austin Trout has ‘No Doubt’ he can beat me, then step up. My phone is fully charged, waiting for a call.”