Perennially avoided and disregarded top contender “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) is offering help to WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin with his quest to find an opponent.
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 19 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 the uncrowned number one contender. His 20-5-2 record includes draws with Erislandy Lara and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., both fights most people thought he clearly won. His disqualification against Kirkland was one of boxing’s truly low moments, and he also ended up on the wrong end of several other bad 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.