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Ishe-Molina IBF title purse bid scheduled for March 25

By Mike Coppinger

Carlos Molina informed BoxingScene.com that the purse bid for his mandatory IBF junior middleweight match with Ishe Smith will take place March 25, if no agreement is reached before then.

Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) became the mandatory challenger after defeating Cory Spinks in an IBF eliminator last month. Weeks after the fight, Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) defeated Cornelius Bundrage to become the IBF titleholder.

"I heard we should be in a contract pretty soon," Molina said. "If he doesn't fight me he gets stripped and then I fight the next available contener, but I don't think he wants that.

"I'm glad that he won the belt. He's a good boxer, he's good all-around, his defense is sound, his offense is good; he doesn't make too many mistakes. We just gotta pressure him and do what we do to everybody. I'm just looking forward to my chance to win the world title. I'm hungry. I've been playing the championship fight in my mind for a while now, and it's finally here. I feel I know what to do when it's right in front of me because I've played this so many times in my mind."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 03-20-2013

Man, that is great news. Carlos has deserved to have something good come down the line for him for a long time. He got tough breaks against Lara and Kirkland, id love to see him become champion. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com…

Comment by katjack on 03-20-2013

This will be a good fight, kind of a generic version title bout compaired to Trout-Alvarez but still a good matchup.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 03-20-2013

[QUOTE=-BORICUA-;13164371]Nope el Mexicano gets iced.[/QUOTE] Molina Schools Cotto worse than Trout did.

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 03-20-2013

ouch, short title reign for Ishe, damn at least give us a good fight!

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 03-20-2013

[QUOTE=1PunchKOPOW!;13164262]Seriously? Who promotes him? I always thought he was AT LEAST half promoted by GBP. Damn. :pat:[/QUOTE] Don't you remember how De la Hoya run to the reff in the fight with Kirkland screaming like a little girl The second…

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