The IBF light middleweight title will be on the line on September 14 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Ishe Smith will take on Carlos Molina. Smith is the defending champion.
Molina is 30 years of age and has a career record of 21-5 with boxing picks. Of his 21 wins 6 were by knockout and he has never suffered a knockout loss. Molina stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall with a reach of 70 inches. He is a native of Mexico that now lives in Chicago, Illinois. He has an orthodox stance.
Molina is coming off a unanimous decision win over Cory Spinks in a 12 round bout that took place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on February 1. The bout was for the IBF light middleweight eliminator #2 spot.
Prior to that Molina scored a unanimous decision win over Damian Frias in a 10 round bout that took place in Oklahoma.
The 35 year old Smith is a native of Las Vegas where he still resides. Smith stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall with a reach of 71 inches. He has an orthodox stance. "Sugar Shay" has a career record of 25 wins and 5 losses with 11 of his wins coming by knockout. He has never been knocked out.
Smith is coming off a 12 round MD win over Cornelius Bundrage on February 23 in the bout for the IBF light middleweight title. Smith had roughhoused Bundrage who retaliated by hitting Smith while he was down and was deducted 1 point for doing so. Bundrage was cut over his left eye in the 9th round.
On September 8, 2012 Smith scored a unanimous decision win over Irving Garcia in a 10 round bout at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Also at the Hard Rock in Vegas was a Smith win over Ayi Bruce in a technical knockout win in the 4th round of a scheduled 10 round bout on May 4, 2012.
Smith is the proven champion and the pick!
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