Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 1/24/13
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A new, meaner "King" Carlos Molina is ready to go for his ESPN Friday Night Fights main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on February 1. 29-year-old Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) will face two-division and five-time world champion Cory "The Next Generation" Spinks in a 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator to headline the night of boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions. The intriguing co-main event that night is a 10-round welterweight battle between two-time former world champion Jose Luis "El Temible" Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) and Florida's Antwone "The Truth" Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs). Molina, who divides his time training at Chicago's 8Count and LA Boxing gyms with trainer Victor Mateo (original trainer Lou Askenette also works the corner on fight night), says he'll be going into this important fight with a new mindset and outlook. "They say I don't have much power, but I'm...
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