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Oscar Molina, Mexican Olympian, Inks With Goossen

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Dan Goossen has advised BoxingScene.com that he signed the other half of the 2012 Mexican Olympic boxing team.

Last week, two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank.

Goossen has signed up the other half of the two man squad, 22-year-old welterweight Oscar Molina. Goossen already promotes Oscar's twin brother, 2008 Olympian Javier Molina (11-1, 5KOs). Their older brother is unbeaten pro Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7KOs), who faces Amir Khan on December 15th. Carlos is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and managed by Frank Espinoza. The Molina twins are managed by Arnulfo Bravo.

"It's a honor and a pleasure to always be working with the family. Signing Oscar and Javier [to Goossen], he's the best to work with and has the best talent in the world. Hopefully, God willing, both of them will be champions," Bravo said.

Molina participated at the 2008 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships at Guadalajara, Mexico where he obtained the gold medal. At the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games he won the silver medal, and he won the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Mexico. In May 2012, he qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games at London, United Kingdom after achieving the silver medal at the Pre-Olympic tournament held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Goossen says Molina's pro debut is going to take place in late November, probably in Mexico. Mexican promoter Oswaldo Kuchle will assist Goossen with Molina's development.

"Have there ever been twin champions in boxing? There never have been. That's what our goal is. It's a great signing. Obviously you always want Olympians, but someone who represented Mexico is an added plus for us. Having his twin brother, who we have a lot of confidence in, I think they will achieve their goals in the ring and outside the ring. They are both good looking young men with a great family background and great personalities. The fans are going to love them because they are action fighters," Goossen told BoxingScene.com.

Molina, who speaks fluent English, aims to be a crossover star.

"My managers have worked with Goossen before. They like the way he works and they have a lot of confidence in the way he promotes and they way he brings up his fighters. I think that's what made my decision [to go with Goossen]," Molina told BoxingScene.

"I think it's to my advantage that I can speak with the Mexican crowd and I can speak with the American crowd. I think that's a big plus."

Molina feels very comfortable at the welterweight limit and hopes to eventually climb the ladder to position himself in big fights against the top names at the weight.

"I think I can make 147 easy, without a problem. I like the competition that weight class has right now. And slowly but surely I'll get up there," Molina said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deejd on 10-20-2012

[QUOTE=Derekm621;12620015]Good news. Should be an interesting kid to watch. I'll be honest, i had no idea about any of the Molina brothers until i saw oscar and javier in the Born and Bred documentary on netflix. i think it was…

Comment by BIGPOPPAPUMP on 10-20-2012

[QUOTE=Tomasio;12620042][B][I]Goossen ask a question on this article which was-->"Have there ever been twin champions in boxing? then he answered it himself by saying-->There never have been. That's what our goal is.. Well someone should tell Goossen & Rick Reeno(who wrote…

Comment by Tomasio on 10-19-2012

[B][I]Goossen ask a question on this article which was-->"Have there ever been twin champions in boxing? then he answered it himself by saying-->There never have been. That's what our goal is.. Well someone should tell Goossen & Rick Reeno(who wrote…

Comment by Derekm621 on 10-19-2012

Good news. Should be an interesting kid to watch. I'll be honest, i had no idea about any of the Molina brothers until i saw oscar and javier in the Born and Bred documentary on netflix. i think it was…

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