As of Friday morning, Carlos Molina has officially become unavailable for his junior middleweight championship title defense against Jermall Charlo originally scheduled for tomorrow night.
Carlos Molina was detained in jail from several different charges dating back several years. Why exactly he was detained now remains to be seen.
In light of these circumstances, the 10-round lightweight showdown between Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson has been elevated as the opening bout of the four-fight “TOE TO TOE: Canelo vs. Angulo” pay-per-view.
Alvarez was originally on the main pay-per-view, but when Omar Figueroa was injured, he got lined up with Thompson in a non-televised bout. With the cancellation of the Molina vs. Charlo fight, Alvarez is now back up on the PPV, with new opponent Thompson. The Jorge Linares vs. Nihito Arakawa fight is also now on the pay-per-view.
That’s quite the shake up for the Canelo vs. Angulo undercard on the pay-per-view.
The 32-year-old Alvarez (23-2-3, 13 KOs), a lightweight contender and brother of Canelo, will face the power punching, 30-year-old Thompson (28-3, 26 KOs) in what is expected to be a slugfest between two Mexican brawlers.
So, while the undercard has definitely been hurt here, nobody was going to buy the event because of Figueroa vs. Alvarez or Molina vs. Charlo. Fight fans should get just as much excitement from Alvarez vs. Thompson and Linares vs. Arakawa.