Carlos Molina has put his controversial loss to James Kirkland in March in the rear view mirror.
"I stay positive and I have moved on from that," Molina said Thursday during a press conference to promote his junior middleweight fight with Damian "Devo" Frias on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
"Hopefully I get a chance to get a rematch and do a better job this time. We will see what happens."
Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) was disqualified in the 10th round of his WBC Continental Americas light middleweight title fight with Kirkland in Houston.
According to reports, Molina was winning the fight, but was knocked down at the bell ending the 10th round.
Referee Jon Schorle disqualified Molina thanks to a quirky Texas Boxing Commission rule: one of Molina’s cornermen entered the ring during the eight count.
Said Molina: "It was the end of the round. I was down and got up fright away. My corner stepped in right after the bell rang. That is what you are supposed to do. The ref was confused. He didn't know what do to. He looked at the corner and the commission (Texas Boxing Commission members) told him to stop it.
The fight is the main event for the season finale of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights."
"ESPN has always helped me out with my career," Molina said. "I am looking forward to tomorrow night."
Frias, a Cuban now fighting out of Miami, Fla., posted the biggest win of his career in September when he stopped Henry Crawford in the ninth round. Crawford was 22-1 at the time.
"He's a veteran southpaw," Molina said. "He knows what he is doing in there. I am just looking to pressure him and fight smart."