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Molina Wants to Help Golovkin with Search for Opponent

Ariel Shnerer / November 14, 2012 - 12:06pm

Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) is offering to step up and challenge WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs).

According to Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez, Edwin Rodriguez turned down $500,000 to take the fight.

Molina is eager for the opportunity to challenge Golovkin on Jan. 19 in New York.

His camp released the press release below:

The world's "Uncrowned" #1 154-lb contender "King" Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) is offering help to WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin with his quest to find an opponent.

Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, was recently quoted as claiming that no one wants to face his fighter, and so far no opponent for Golovkin has been announced.

"I will!" said the eager Molina. "We can do it at 154 or at any weight between 154 AND 160 lbs. It doesn't matter to me. If you want a top opponent to face, here I am. Let's do this."

Russia's Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) is scheduled for a January 19 HBO appearance in New York, and Sanchez went so far as claiming Edwin Rodriguez turned down a half million dollars for the fight.

Despite the five losses on his ledger, Molina truly is the uncrowned number one contender. His 20-5-2 record includes draws with Erislandy Lara and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., both fights most people thought he clearly won. His disqualification against Kirkland was one of boxing's truly low moments, and he also ended up on the wrong end of several other bad split-decision losses early in his career.

In fact, it is Molina who is the fighter truly willing to fight anyone between 147 and 160 lbs.

"I got you Gennady. Bring your half a million and your boxing gloves and let's fight. I'm not busy January 19 and I'd love to be world middleweight champion. Call my people and let's make a deal."

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