Found August 18, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules: Yardbarker Blogger Network
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Was a time when junior middleweight Carlos Molina had earned some mild admiration from hardcore fans, what with a disputed draw against Erislandy Lara that some thought Molina deserved to win, followed by an upset victory over Kermit Cintron. In both cases, the less gifted Molina used cleverness and grit to overcome his more naturally blessed foes. But then came the clinch-laden disqualification loss to James Kirkland on HBO, which made Molina a more polarizing figure: On one side, people thought Molina was robbed once again, this time by an unjust DQ call, and on the other, people were turned off by all that wrestling Molina did. It's remarkable, how quickly a boxer can go from "lovable underdog done right" to "grrrr stomp stomp never wanna see you again!"In the main event of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights, Molina used his accidental, last-minute headlining slot of the season finale in a manner that probably didn't rehabilitate himself fully with those ...
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