IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina remains jailed and his fight Saturday is off (Getty)LAS VEGAS -- IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Amado Molina remains in the Clark County, Nev., Detention Center, facing possible deportation, and Friday afternoon his IBF title bout with Jermall Charlo at the MGM Grand was canceled.
Molina, 30, was to have defended the title he won from Ishe Smith in September on the pay-per-view portion of the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo bout at the MGM Grand on Saturday. But Molina was arrested Tuesday on outstanding warrants from Wisconsin and then placed on an immigration hold.
Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer said that a lightweight fight between Alvarez's older brother, Ricardo, and Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson would be moved to the pay-per-view card to replace the canceled Molina-Charlo bout.
"Fortunately this is a very deep card and strictly from an entertainment standpoint, the Ricardo Alvarez-Yeyo Thompson fight is on paper a more entertaining fight [than Molina-Charlo]," Schaefer told Yahoo Sports.Read More »from IBF junior middleweight championship bout canceled as Carlos Molina remains jailed