Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/12/14

ST. LOUIS - JULY 8: Cory Spinks sits in his corner during the IBF junior middleweight title bout against Roman Karmazin on July 8, 2006 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Spinks won the title by getting a majority decision over Karmazin after 12 rounds. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Contrary to what some boxing pundits have said, the junior middleweight division remains alive and kicking. While the Top 10 might be short on major crossover stars right now, it is not short on talent, and that bodes well for the division's future. Highlighting the talent-rich field at 154 lbs are Februrary's junior middleweight fights. On February 1, #4 ranked Carlos Molina is set to square off with ex-champion Cory Spinks in Chicago, a bout to be televised on ESPN 2. February 23 sees Spinks' old nemesis, Cornelius Bundrage, defend his IBF title in Detroit against Ishe Smith on the undercard of the Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook fight, to be televised on Showtime. I ask you, how can a division be moribund when its #4- and #5-ranked fighters get a televised fight each in the space of less than a month? Carlos Molina vs. Cory Spinks The Molina vs. Spinks bout is an IBF eliminator for the #2 slot in that organization's rankings, and the two boxers currently hold the #5 and #...
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