Óscar Molina

Óscar Molina Casillas (born January 2, 1990[1] in Commerce, California)[2] is a former American amateur and professional boxer who qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, representing Mexico. His twin brother, Javier, competed for the USA at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3]

Óscar Molina
Personal information
Full nameÓscar Molina Casillas
BornJanuary 2, 1990 (1990-01-02) (age 31)[1]
Commerce, California, U.S.[2]
Sport
SportBoxing

CareerEdit

Molina was born in Commerce, California a suburb 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Los Angeles.[2]

He participated at the 2008 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships at Guadalajara, Mexico where he obtained the gold medal.[4] At the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games he won the silver medal losing the final to local Christian Peguero. Later he achieved the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Mexico when he lost to Cuban Carlos Banteux.[1]

In May 2012, he qualified for the London 2012 Summer Olympics after winning the silver medal at the Rio Pre-Olympic tournament where he lost to local Myke Carvalho.[5] In London, he lost in the first round to Custio Clayton of Canada.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Molina turned professional in January 2013, winning a unanimous decision over Hector Mendoza. He amassed a record of 13-2-1, but has not fought since 2017, suffering two consecutive defeats to Jarrett Hurd and Levan Ghvamichava.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Resultados (Results)Boxing Results - Molina Oscar
  2. ^ a b c "El gemelo Molina buscará este fin de semana en Guatemala, escribir una historia olímpica" (in Spanish). Comité Olímpico Mexicano. Retrieved 14 September 2014. Óscar y Javier Molina Casillas nacieron el 2 de enero de 1990 en Commerce, California, un suburbio de apenas 12 mil 568 habitantes (según censo en el 2000), localizado a seis millas al este de Los Ángeles, California. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Oscar Molina Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  4. ^ "AIBA Youth World Championships 2008". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl.
  5. ^ Final American Olympic quota places revealed
  6. ^ "BoxRec: Oscar Molina". boxrec.com.