James Kirkland out of Saul Alvarez fight - Carlos Molina to Canelo: Fight the Rightful #1 Contender. Me!
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (June 1, 2012)


Now that James Kirkland is injured an unable to face WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the world's uncrowned #1 junior middleweight contender, Carlos Molina, would like the fight.


"Hell yeah I want that fight!" said Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) from his home in Chicago. "Every time I fight somebody, it seems like they get to fight Canelo after that. Kirkland was the second time it was going to happen. First time was with Kermit Cintron, whom I beat. Now they're talking about giving the fight to Erislandy Lara that I had a controversial draw with... What can I do?"


Molina says he's ready, willing and able to step in, should anyone on Team Canelo come up with the novel idea of fighting the rightful #1 contender.


"I'm in the gym training. I'm ready for anyone, Canelo, anybody. I want to fight anybody in the top ten. I want hard fights, the toughest guys out there. This is the best division in boxing and that's where I want to be."


Molina says he would be up to his usual spoiler ways should he end up in a ring with Canelo. "I think he's a good strong, young kid, but I see lots of openings to exploit on him. He's good for a young guy, but how good? Let's find out.


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