Carlos Adames Drops, Decisions Carlos Molina in WBA Clash

By Elisinio Castillo

Carlos Adames picked up the biggest victory of his career with a dominant performance over former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos Molina, who offered a good performance, but not good enough to overcome the rising slugger.

The event was staged at Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo, with Adames retained the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatín welterweight title for the third time, with scores of 110-98, 109-99 and 110-98. The contest was set for 11 rounds because of the Fedelatin title rules under the World Boxing Association.

Molina saw his six-fight winning streak end with his record dropping down to 28-7-2, and eight knockouts, while Adames improved to 12-0, 10 by knockout.


Molina looked good in the first round, but Adames started letting those hands go in the second and scored a knockdown with an uppercut, hook combination. He was able to change the tempo of the fight from that point forward to control the contest.

The loss really hurts the future of Molina, who wanted to use a win over the rising prospect Adames to secure a crack at a welterweight world title.

Molina had a very good run in the junior middleweight division with victories over former world champions like Cory Spinks, Kermit Cintron and Ishe Smith, and draws against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Erislandy Lara.

Molina dropped down to welterweight last January and for two of his recent fights he was actually able to squeeze down to the junior welterweight limit.

Molina was ranked among the best in the division. Adames, who is ranked number 6 under the WBA, will see a significant increase based on this win.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 07-27-2017

[QUOTE=BigZ44;17895504]Didn't really know a thing about Adames, so figured Molina would go and beat him. Instead it looks like Adames whooped his ass, will definitely be following him from now on[/QUOTE] Molina is old and out of prime, and fighting…

Comment by Loque-san on 07-27-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17895163]Link to this thread? I need to catch up on some prospects cuz this guy wasn't on my radar at all, hell he wasn't on my map lol & I'm usually hip on guys on the come up even…

Comment by BigZ44 on 07-27-2017

Didn't really know a thing about Adames, so figured Molina would go and beat him. Instead it looks like Adames whooped his ass, will definitely be following him from now on

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 07-27-2017

[QUOTE=harwri008;17895229]Well he was a champion so... As far as one of the best, not so much. Like I said, he was very awkward and dirty so he makes good fighters look like crap. He's decent enough to land a few…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 07-27-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17895189]Stop saying Molina in prime was one of the best 154 pounds. He schooled Chavez Jr so bad and was robbed. The problem with migration ruined his career. Now he is out of prime and old. That's another thing[/QUOTE]…

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