Boxing Results and Report: "King" Carlos Molina masters Cory Spinks - By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing

"King" Carlos Molina masters Cory Spinks
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 2, 2013) Photo © German Villasenor, Doghouse Boxing

Carlos Molina
In the main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, “King” Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) outworked former two-division champion Cory Spinks (39-8, 11 KOs) over 12 rounds at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

In round one, southpaw Spinks worked off his jab. Molina shot out his own jab. Near the end of the round Molina landed two left hooks to the head of Spinks. Molina went to the body in round two. Molina found Spinks with a long lead right. Spinks, 34, was finding it very difficult to hit Molina with anything solid.

In round three, Molina kept his jab in Spinks face. Spinks jabbed to the body. He was trying to time the onrushing Molina. Spinks missed with two lefts. Molina turned over his left hook. His right bounced off the temple of Spinks.

Spinks tried to steal the momentum in round four. He went to the head and body of Molina. The younger Molina ignored the pesky punches. Molina came out with more fire in round five. He backed Spinks into the ropes and landed two hard rights to the head. Spinks was a step behind. Molina landed a left to the body and right to the head at the bell.

In round six, Spinks flicked his jab. His lack of firepower was hurting him. Molina ducked in and landed a hook to the body. He followed up his advantage at the end of the round by landing a crisp left hook to the side of Spinks head. A right hand also found pay dirt. Molina walked into an uppercut in round seven. Spinks landed a nice combination a minute into the stanza. The punches were having no effect on Molina. 

Molina kept the heat on Spinks in round eight. A short uppercut jolted Spinks. Molina stalked in round nine. Spinks defense first style wasn’t going to get him back in the fight. The referee took a point away from Spinks for excessive holding. Molina connected with a right at the bell.

Spinks was told by his corner that he was behind on points. He tried to be more aggressive in round 10. A left did find the chin of Molina who countered with his own right. In round 11, a sweeping left by Molina produced a flash knockdown. Spinks got up with a sneer on his face. Molina knocked him back a step with a hard uppercut. The mauling Molina had Spinks on the run.

The 12th and final round produced more holding than hitting. Molina landed two hard shots to the body. Spinks, tired and frustrated had little to offer. Molina stunned Spinks with a combination of punches. The referee gave Spinks a rare standing eight count with seconds remaining in the bout.

The scores were 119-106 (twice) and 120-106 all for Molina. had Molina winning 120-106.
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