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Javier Molina (born January 2, 1990) is an American professional boxer in the junior welterweight division.[1] He was born on January 2, 1990, in Commerce, California. He is best known for winning the 2007 U.S. National Championships when he was 17 years old.[2]

Javier Molina
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Real nameJavier Molina
Nickname(s)El Intocable
Weight(s)Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-01-02) January 2, 1990 (age 29)
Commerce, California, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights22
Wins20
Wins by KO8
Losses2
Draws0
No contests0

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Personal lifeEdit

Molina's father, Miguel, had a successful amateur boxing career in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, before he migrated to the United States.[3] His older brother Carlos is a highly regarded prospect with a 17-1-1 record,[4] and his twin brother, Oscar Molina, fights on the Mexican Olympic team.[5]

Amateur careerEdit

With a Vicente Fernández ring entrance song of "No Me Se Rajar", a tune that reflects the macho culture that prevails in Mexico, Molina finished his amateur career with a record of 111-12.[6] He won a bronze medal at the 2006 Cadet World Championships at lightweight and a national title at the 2006 Junior Olympic International Invitational. He knocked down Karl Dargan (a two-time 141-pound U.S. champion and winner of the 2007 Pan American Games) twice at the U.S. championships.[7] He then won against Jeremy Bryan and Dan O'Connor, followed by Brad Solomon in the finals, to win the junior welterweight title.[8] At the World Championships in 2007, he beat Azerbaijan's Emil Maharramov, the 2005 bronze medalist, 27-10, but lost to England's 2008 Olympian Bradley Saunders.[9][10]

2008 OlympicsEdit

At the Olympic qualifier, Molina beat Myke Carvalho and then sealed his qualification with a win over Canada's Kevin Bizier.[11] He lost his Olympic debut 1:14 to Boris Georgiev of Bulgaria. According to at least one doctor, it was a fight that never should have taken place.[12] After it was over, Coach Dan Campbell said Molina had gone into the bout with a small hole in his lung, which allowed air to seep out beneath the skin.[12]

Professional careerEdit

Molina is signed to the promotional company Goossen Tutor.[13] In his third fight, he got a second round K.O. over veteran Miguel Garcia.[14]

Professional recordEdit

8 Wins (4 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 8-0-0   Hector Alatorre UD 6 (6) June 24, 2011  Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California
Win 7-0-0  David Lopez UD 6 (6) May 27, 2011  Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Win 6-0-0  Danny Diaz UD 4 (4) May 14, 2011  Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 5-0-0  Francisco Rios UD 4 (4) November 27, 2010  Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Win 4-0-0  Antonio Arauz TKO 1 (0:39) October 7, 2010  Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 3-0-0  Miguel Garcia TKO 2 (2:42) November 27, 2009  Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California
Win 2-0-0  Gerald Valdez TKO 2 (2:39) April 23, 2009  Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 1-0-0  Jaime Cabrera TKO 2 (1:50) March 27, 2009  Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California Pro Debut

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sondheimer, Eric (2008-05-08). "Mexican American Boxer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  2. ^ Mier, Saul (2008-04-07). "National Champion". Box Rec. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Anson Wainwright. "Q & A with Javier "In Tocable" Molina". Boxing News - Boxing, UFC and MMA News, Fight Results, Schedule, Rankings, Videos and More. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  5. ^ Baxter, Kevin (March 12, 2008). "Twins go different routes". The Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ "Boxing News". The Sweet Science. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Dargan stunned in title defense; Ceron hopes for rematch vs. Yanez - boxing - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Molina, Russell win at boxing worlds, near Olympic qualification - boxing - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Javier Molina and Shawn Estrada are Eliminated from the 2007 World Championships". Brickcityboxing.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Intersections". Danielhernandez.typepad.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Boxing News". The Sweet Science. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  12. ^ a b Baxter, Kevin (August 11, 2008). "U.S. teen's ring time is short". The Los Angeles Times.
  13. ^ Gonzalez, Edgar (2009-03-02). "Molina signed to Goossen Tutor". My Boxing Fans. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  14. ^ Salazar, Francisco (2009-11-27). "Molina's 3rd KO in a Row". Fight News Extra. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-06-25.

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