Ishe Smith pulls out of July 19 defense against Carlos Molina

Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Ishe Smith has suffered an injury in training camp, and has made the decision not to fight Carlos Molina on July 19.

Ishe Smith is out of what was to be his first IBF junior middleweight title defense on July 19, citing an injury suffered in training camp. There's no word if the Friday night Showtime card will still go ahead with two fights, Mickey Bey vs John Molina and Badou Jack vs Farah Ennis. Certainly, there have been worse Friday night cards, so hopefully the event itself will go through.

Smith (25-5, 11 KO) won the belt in February from Cornelius Bundrage, the first world title for the 34-year-old Las Vegas native, which also made him Vegas' first world champion.

Smith didn't specify the injury, but said he will post a photo to his Twitter account in the coming days. He was to face Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KO), a fighter who has had similar hard luck decision losses in his career, in what was a unique matchup of guys who have continued to press forward where others may have scaled back their dedication to the sport.

The fight, it appears, will be rescheduled.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker