Advertisement
Advertisement

James Kirkland: I Don't Think Molina Would Have Lasted

By Michael Campbell

Junior middleweight contender James Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs) believes that he would have finished off Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6KOs) in the eleventh round of their WBC eliminator on Saturday night at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.

Kirkland, behind on the scorecards, was coming on and knocked Molina down in the tenth round. The bell rang to signal the end of the round and Molina was already on his feet for several seconds. One of Molina's cornermen briefly entered the ring and stepped out - and in a very controversial call - referee Jon Schorle issued a disqualification call.

"I feel that if it would have went on to the twelfth and eleventh rounds, his head was already on the ground, he was hurt - and I kept coming stronger and stronger and I was progessing more and more in the fight - so I don't give him the first ten seconds of the next round, that he would last," Kirkland said.

"That was a beautiful game plan [by Molina]. Carlos came to fight. Everyone knows his style is awkward but I didn't know it was that awkward. I had to go through a few different styles to figure him out, but once I did I progressed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by piojo del norte on 03-26-2012

molina was perfectly fine he was not hurt at all. He was pissed but not hurt. His eyes were not glassy, his legs did not go spaghetti or anything. He did not see the shots, he fell but got back…

Comment by Bermuda on 03-26-2012

I wish the fight would have went on because I think kirkland could have won by tko.....but who knows molina probably would have held on for dear life for the entire 11th and 12th round.

Comment by Eliq20 on 03-26-2012

I didn't like how the fight ended. James didn't look good and that's because of Molina. Molina was HOLDING ALL NIGHT LONG. I couldn't believe it. The REF sucks!!! I wish Larry was calling the fight. He would've been calling…

Comment by dirtyfunk on 03-26-2012

Molina clinched all night . that braking the rules he should of ben worn and DQ for that 118 clinch fest Kirkland would of prob. Ko Molina if the rules were inforced

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 03-26-2012

[QUOTE=onechance87;11933551]snakes eat themeselves?[/QUOTE] this........

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (57)
Top Headlines Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10? Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Deal Reached, Late November Eyed Linares vs. Crolla Rematch Targeted For Dates in February, March Hearn: Joseph Parker Has The Balls To Fight Anthony Joshua! Photos: Jorge Linares Unseats Anthony Crolla - HUGE Gallery Trainer Explains 'Witch-Hunt' That Mentally Broke Tyson Fury Teddy Atlas Wonders if Brook Had Injury PRIOR To Golovkin Bout Hearn Contacts Klitschko's Manager To Discuss Fighting Joshua Jarrell Miller Feels David Haye is Running From Shannon Briggs Muhammad Ali Receives Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award Linares-Crolla Rematch Clause in Place, Hearn Expects Fight Miguel Cotto Return in 2017 is Best Option, Says Adviser Photos: Tyson Fury Ringside at Crolla-Linares, in Good Spirits Rico Ramos Blasts Out Prosper Ankrah in Three Rounds Jhonny Gonzalez With Vicious First Round KO of Yamamoto Fury Refused Testing, Told Inspectors To F*** Off, Claims Report Donnie Nietes Makes Flyweight Debut, Dominates Edgar Sosa Video: Eddie Hearn Reflects on Crolla's Loss, The Future Video: Anthony Crolla-Jorge Linares Post Fight Press Conference Malignaggi: So Obvious, Team Canelo Waiting For Golovkin To Age Javier Fortuna Back With a Bang, Demolishes Cabrera in Two Donnie Nietes vs. Edgar Sosa LIVE Results Crolla: Linares Rocked My World, I'm Not Going To Lie Klitschko-Fury 2 - Barclaycard-Arena on Hold For December 10 Jorge Linares Decisions Anthony Crolla, Wins Lightweight Crown Arnfield Shocks Ryder - Wins WBA Regional, Targets British Belt Anthony Crolla vs. Jorge Linares - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Callum Johnson Stops Shihepo, Wins Commonwealth Belt Deontay Wilder: Tyson Fury No Longer Cares About Boxing Klitschko Waits on Word From The Sanctioning Bodies on Fury Hosea Burton Conor Benn, Marcus Morrison Get Wins Nihito Arakawa Retains Title, Stops Yusuke Tsukada in Six Rounds Malignaggi Will Not Go For The EBU Title, Withdraws From Spot
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement