Promoter: Lawyers work to free jailed boxer Molina

Promoter: Lawyers work to free jailed boxer Molina

Published Mar. 17, 2014 6:15 p.m. ET

LAS VEGAS (AP) The promoter for jailed boxer Carlos Molina says attorneys in Wisconsin, Nevada and California are working to free the title-holding fighter following his arrest earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Molina remained jailed Monday on an immigration hold. He was arrested March 4 on a January 2007 warrant issued in Wisconsin accusing him of failing to register as a sex offender.

The 30-year-old Molina was born in Mexico, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in California say he was previously deported in 2006.

Promoter Leon Margules says Molina faces an April 8 extradition hearing in Las Vegas on the Wisconsin warrant.


Molina missed a scheduled March 8 fight to defend his IBF light middleweight title against Jermall Charlo in Las Vegas.