On Monday night, September 23, brand-new IBF Junior Middleweight Champion "King" Carlos Molina will be at U.S. Cellular Field in his native Chicago to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch when the Chicago White Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays.
Enjoying the celebrity that comes with success on the world level, Molina has gone on an extended media tour since winning his IBF belt via split decision against Ishe Smith on the pay-per-view televised undercard of Mayweather vs. Alvarez. It's attention that has been a long time coming for the perpetual underdog Molina, who was the victim of several scoring controversies and other administrative misdeeds during his climb to the top.
"I am honored by this," said the humble Molina. "This has been a dream come true for me and even better than I pictured the day I started boxing. I want to thank the Chicago White Sox for thinking of me and I will continue to do my city of Chicago proud."
The Chicago White Sox versus Toronto Blue Jays game begins Monday night at 7:10 pm (Central). It will be televised on Comcast Sports Net (CSN+) in Chicago and on radio on WSCR 670 and 97.5 ESPN Deportes (Sp.).