Sunday, March 9, 2014

Championship Fight Cancelled, Champ in Immigration Lock-Up



Boxing was in the news yesterday with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez returning to the ring after his tough loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 

ESPN reports the IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina was jailed in Clark County Detention Center in Nevada after immigration officials discovered that Molina had been deported in 2006 and re-entered the country illegally. Molina had been scheduled to defend his title last night against Jermall Charlo at the MGM Grand Garden on the undercard of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo main event. Because of Molina's detention, his fight was canceled.

Interestingly, Alfredo Angulo, who fought in the main event, had his own immigration problems a while back and was held in immigrant detention for a lengthy period of time in 2012.


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