Carlos Molina Edges Ishe Smith, Captures The IBF Title

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - The fight was far from pretty and most of the arena was silent as the action played out, but "King" Carlos Molina (22-5-2 6KOs) worked hard to win a twelve round split decision over Ishe Smith (25-6, 11KOs) to capture the IBF junior middleweight title. Smith was making his first defense of the belt. The scores were 117-111 for Molina, 116-112 for Smith and 116-112 Molina.

Molin was busier and landing more punches in the contest. Smith was picking his spots, but not being busy enough and allowing Molina to get off way too often. Smith started to let his hands go in the ninth. The action was close going down the stretch, but Molina was the busier and more aggressive fghter. Molina closed strong in the twelfth and final round, throwing a lot of punches and keeping Smith against the ropes for a good portion of the three minutes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HarvardBlue on 09-15-2013

I cannot unsee what I saw last night watching this fight. Somebody owe me $10 of my $76 for putting this garbage on a PPV. Carlos Molina is the worst boxer in the world! For some reason he finds a…

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-15-2013

I had it 4 Molina..."judge" byrd 4 Smith, another judge a step or 2 behind Cyntha Ross, as Richard Occasio , who gave Theopane the nod over Cano...where do these NV judges get their xperience/b4 being licensed there???

Comment by bojangles1987 on 09-15-2013

What a horrific fight. Neither guy looked anything close to good. I don't know what the hell Molina was doing, the way he kept jumping into Smith with the jab over and over without working inside. Right guy got the…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 09-15-2013

Agree idk how they had molina winning he was doing anything ish had the better shots

Comment by voneric on 09-15-2013

As I said... Carlos Molina took that Belt.

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