LAS VEGAS – Carlos Molina defeated Ishe Smith by a split decision to take Smith’s IBF junior middleweight title on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez undercard Saturday at the MGM Grand.
The fight was difficult to score. Molina, fighting for a major title for the first time, was more aggressive and landed with some consistency but Smith (25-6, 11 knockouts) scored with flurries in most of the rounds. Neither fighter was hurt.
Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) is from Mexico. Smith is a native of Las Vegas.
A full undercard report will follow shortly.
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