Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Molina To Appeal Disqualification Defeat To Kirkland

By Rick Reeno

Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6KOs) is planning to appeal his controversial ten round disqualification loss to James Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs), says promoter Leon Margules to BoxingScene.com. On Saturday night at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas - Molina was ahead on two of the three offical scorecards, with tallies of 88-83 and 87-84, when he was knocked down at the end of the tenth round.

Molina went down as the bell rang. He quickly got up as the referee was giving him a standing eight count. Around the count of six, it appeared that one of Molina's cornermen stepped in for a second and the referee advised him that it wasn't time to enter the ring and he hopped back out.

Here is where it gets messy.

Referee Jon Schorle, after telling Molina's cornerman to get out, returns back to Molina to continue his count. Not only does he continue his count, he even asks Molina "are you okay" - which every referee asks a fighter in order to determine if the boxer in question is capable of continuing.

After Molina indicated to Schorle that he was okay and capable of fighting on, Schorle then ordered both fighters to get back to their respective corners. Then Schorle speaks to a few people at ringside and decides to disqualify Molina for his cornerman entering the ring.

"We are absolutely going to file an appeal once we conduct a thorough investigation. You can’t really react at ringside without looking at videotape. But there were a lot of things wrong, or appeared to  be wrong. And they will probably get confirmed by tape. But at the end of the day, a decision like that hurts boxing. The fighters were robbed of their ability to finish what was turning into a very interesting fight," Margules told BoxingScene.com.

"Why would you stop the fight? In basketball it’s called ‘no harm, no foul.’ What was the purpose of disqualifying him? The bell rang and the corner reacted. There [was someone from the commission posted in the Molina's corner and] he didn’t do anything [to prevent Moninal’s cornerman from entering]. He heard the bell too.  What does a corner do? When they hear the ten second [signal], they get near the edge of the ropes and when the bell rings they run up and take their change and that’s what they did."

"Molina was on his feet when all of this happened anyway. [Molina's cornerman] got in and got out. The referee ordered the fighters to their corners, and then he talked to everybody at ringside. Golden Boy was screaming to disqualify him and they disqualified him. If a guy gets knocked down before the end of the round, the bell is not supposed to ring until the count is over, because the corner is going to react until the end of the bell."

One infamous incident, back in 2006, saw trainer Roger Mayweather enter the ring during the tenth round of a welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Zab Judah. Roger started a brawl with Judah's corner. Once order was restored, Floyd was not disqualified and the fight continued.

"Roger Mayweather jumped in the ring and started a fight and they didn’t disqualify [Floyd]. He started a fight with the other corner and they didn't disqualify [Floyd]," Margules said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by spoonwars on 03-25-2012

Molina's style was a boatload of bull, but the disqualification was worse.

Comment by tank17211 on 03-25-2012

[QUOTE=TaurusJ27;11932698]Molina should push for a rematch instead.[/QUOTE] If they have a rematch hopefully it is not televised, i dont wanna see Molina fight anymore.

Comment by Redd Foxx on 03-25-2012

Even though I think Molina's style was garbage, the DQ should definitely be overthrown. The bell rang and no harm was done by the cornerman, no need to pull some technicality BS just because you didn't have the balls or…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 03-25-2012

Molina should push for a rematch instead.

Comment by TheMexHurricane on 03-25-2012

[QUOTE=joesaiditstrue;11930318] It must be really easy to fix fights in Texas. I can't remember the last fight I saw in TX that actually went well from Round 1 to the last bell. Even the Pac/Margarito fight should've been stopped after…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (68)
Top Headlines Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean Bob Arum: I Don't Ever Want To Retire! Why Would I? Robert Garcia Hopes Brother Mikey is Back in First Half of 2016 Tarver's Suspension Upheld, Fined $50K For Positive PED Test Lucas Matthysse-Pablo Cesar Cano Showdown in Talks Bob Arum Continues To Be The Master of Salesmanship Pungluang Sor Singyu Defends WBO Belt Against Pabustan Luis Ortiz Hopes Activity Level Doesn't Slow Down Anytime Soon Chavez Jr. Training Hard For Possible Jack Bout, Says Garcia Lebedev Will Go With Ramirez Unification First, Then Mandatory Mike Tyson Returns For Round 2 at The MGM Grand Antonio Orozco-Miguel Acosta Set For 3/25 at Fantasy Springs David Haye Tells Joshua Not To Risk His '0' Before They Fight McGuigan Believes Frampton vs. Quigg is a Crossover Fight Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out! Blackwell-Eubank Jr. Set For March 26 At Wembley Garcia: Canelo vs. Khan is Going To Be a Pretty Close Fight Ricky Hatton Discusses Several Emotional Topics on Life, Career Loeffler: We Expect Canelo To Defend Against Golovkin Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Canelo-Khan, More Sauerland: Abraham Win Could Make Groves Bout Much Bigger Theophane: Mayweather Will Advise Me on How To Beat Broner Golovkin Keeps The Line Moving in Supremacy Quest at 160 Boxing Priest Makes Boxing Comeback After 20 Years Arum Spoke To HBO About Making Golovkin vs. Ramirez Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy Omar Narvaez To Face Jesus Vargas on February 19th Roach Says Gomez, Ramirez on Board To Help Manny Pacquiao Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement