Watching Saturday night's pay-per-view fight between former champions Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, IBF Light Middleweight Champion "King" Carlos Molina had to have felt like he wasn't invited to his own party.
Alvarez and Lara duked it out this past Saturday (July 12) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Alvarez winning a close decision over a gun-shy Lara. And while an old-school fighter like Molina appreciates when top contenders don't make excuses and face each other, what bothers the 31-year-old champion is the way the fight was billed.
"The media kept saying that Canelo and Lara was supposedly between the two best fighters at 154 lbs, like I'm not even there," said Molina. "They're trying to overlook me and not give me a chance. And after the way they both looked in there, I know I could beat both those guys. I already beat Lara, not officially, but in the eyes of most people who saw the fight.”
Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) is currently training hard for his next fight, a defense against former champion Cornelius Bundrage in Cancun, Mexico.
"Training is going great. I'm very focused and everything is good. Eager to get in the ring and show once again I belong at the top of the division."