Carlos Molina (left) delivers a bodyshot en route to shattering Kermit Cintron's career. Photo by: SHOWTIME BOXING
James Kirkland (30-1, 27 KO) will challenge Carlos Molina (19-4-2, 6 KO) in a junior middleweight (154 lbs) clash that will be fiery, and produce some knockdowns.
The fight is being paired with Morales-Garcia to co-headline on January 28, but this fight will certainly steal the show completely.
Morales-Garcia will produce great action, but this is a classic slug fest in the making. Both fighters love to brawl with Kirkland being the more powerful fighter and Molina being the more polished and crafty fighter.
Kirkland (27 years old) and Molina (29 years old) are in their primes. Both are in one of the hottest divisions in boxing right now. Saul Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KO) awaits the winner with his WBC world title.
Erislandy Lara (15-1-1,10 KO), 28-year-old Cuban warrior, awaits the winner along with many others. Molina and Lara battled in an amazing fight that ended in a draw.
Kirkland produced arguably the knockout and upset of the year when he knocked out tough Mexican warrior Alfredo Angulo (20-2, 17 KO) in Round six.
Kirkland and Molina are ready for a world championship. They're ready to get their just due, but they first have to go through one another. That is much easier said than done.