Oscar Molina of Norwalk, a junior middleweight prospect with an 8-0 record, recently had surgery on his left shoulder and will be out at least four months. The surgery was performed at the Kerlan Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles.
Molina last fought Nov. 16 when he stopped Carlos Sanchez after four rounds at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. That gave Molina, 24, his seventh knockout.
All eight of Molina’s fights came in 2013.
Oscar Molina seems to be getting better with each fight. Molina, of Norwalk, took only 55 seconds to dispatch Jose Martell of Phoenix, nailing him with a double left hook – body then head. Molina, a 2012 Olympian for Mexico, is now 5-0 with four knockouts. Their super welterweight bout on the undercard of Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne at Citizens Business Bank Arena was scheduled for four rounds.
Martell (2-8) does not have a good record. Nevertheless, Molina appears to be the real deal.
Molina’s twin brother, Javier, boxed for Team USA in 2008 Olympic Games.