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Carlos Molina Officially Out, Alvarez-Thompson To PPV

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has confirmed that IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina will be unable to defend his title on Saturday night against undefeated Jermall Charlo as part of the Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Molina was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday in connection to a pair of warrants out of the state of Wisconsin. Molina is facing a warrant from January 2007 by one jurisdiction in Wisconsin with failing to register as a sex offender, and also has an open warrant from another jurisdiction dating back to 2005 on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

In 2002, Molina pleaded no contest to a charge of second-degree sexual assault of a minor.   

Molina's lawyer, Leon Margules, was able to clear up the issues with the old warrants, but then an entirely new problem came up. Molina, who was born in Mexico, was denied the ability to leave the Clark County Detention Center and placed on an immigration hold by ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement].

According to some sources, there is an issue as to whether or not Molina is a legal resident of the United States. Molina's promoter, Luis DeCubas Sr., expected him to be released on Thursday night, but then ICE placed another immigration hold on the boxer and he remained in custody as of Friday morning.

With the weigh-in only a few short hours away, the fight was called off.

As BoxingScene.ocm reported on Thursday, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, already has a contingency plan in place. He will elevate the lightweight bout between Ricardo Alvarez and Sergio Thompson to the pay-per-view card.

Alvarez, the older brother of Canelo, was originally scheduled to face WBC champion Omar Figueroa, who last week withdrew with a hand injury.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fighter86 on 03-08-2014

[QUOTE=Boxingscener;14302222]charlo is still getting paid the 100 k , a previous article posted here mentioned that[/QUOTE] Not bad to train 6-8 weeks and sit back and relax ,stupid ass Molina and dumb ass promoters.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-08-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14305507]yep, but its ok for an underage boy to have sex with an underage girl. Stupid but true. And you can be 18 and kill people in the military but cannot sip a beer. This age thing is very stupid,…

Comment by budfr on 03-08-2014

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;14304660]Haveing sex with a 16 yr old then not registering as a sex offender.......come on molina!!!!!!!! Being a champ in a pro sport but cant take care of ur gree card.......come on molina!!!!!!!!! This so called ppv just went from…

Comment by budfr on 03-08-2014

[quote=jack napier;14304287]go away carlos molina, and don't come back :dance:[/quote] you go away and stay in your cul de sac.

Comment by budfr on 03-08-2014

[quote=paulf;14304031]dude loses status as an american for having sex with a girl two years younger? As well as losing his title? And biggest payday? That **** is not justice.[/quote] yep, but its ok for an underage boy to have sex…

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