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Carlos Molina arrested and detained in Las Vegas, PPV fight still on as of now

Carlos Molina is being detained by police in Las Vegas on two years-old warrants out of Wisconsin, including one for failing to register as a sex offender.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

UPDATE: According to another report at, there is some smoke and possibly fire as far as Molina-Charlo being called off. If it comes to that, Ricardo Alvarez vs Sergio Thompson will be moved to the main PPV card in its place.

Carlos Molina was set to defend the IBF junior middleweight title against Jermall Charlo on this weekend's Canelo-Angulo pay-per-view event, but the 30-year-old fighter has been arrested and detained in Las Vegas on years-old warrants out of Wisconsin, including one for failing to register as a sex offender. The other is a warrant on a disorderly conduct charge.

Molina's fight is still on as of now, according to Richard Schaefer via Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, who says that Molina is expected to be at the press conference today.

According to Abigail Gomez, a spokeswoman for the Clark County, Nev., Detention Center, Molina is wanted in Wisconsin for obstruction and failing to register as a sex offender. She said he has been placed on an immigration hold. Molina was born in Mexico but lives in the U.S.

Sgt. Dave Lund of the Appleton, Wis., police said Molina is wanted by both the Outagamie, Wis., County Sheriff and the Appleton Police Department. He is wanted by the Outagamie sheriff on the sex offense charge, charges that have been pending since January 2007, Lund said. Appleton police have a misdemeanor disorderly conduct warrant out for Molina from 2005.

In 2002, Molina pleaded no contest to a charge of second degree sexual assault of a child.

Molina (22-5-2, 6 KO) won the IBF belt last September against Ishe Smith on the Mayweather-Canelo undercard, and will be making his first defense on Saturday.

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