February 16th 2019 – Koblenz, Germany
by Nisse Sauerland
Abass Baraou ( W UD 12 )
Both fighters had no problems to comply with the Wbc weight limit on Friday 15 February 2019 at 4:25pm LT in Koblenz at the Löhr Mall. Molina kgs 69.100 Baraou kgs 69.700. The fight at the CGM in Koblenz. Abass outpointed much more experienced Carlos Molina (México) to win the vacant belt.
In just his fifth pro fight, unbeaten super welterweight Abass Baraou (5-0, 2 KOs) claimed the WBC International title with a unanimous points decision against former IBF world champion Carlos Molina (29-11-2, 8 KOs). Judges Esa Lehtosaari and Juan Carlos Pelayo scored the fight 115-112 in favor of Baraou, while Jürgen Langos had the new champion ahead by 118-109 (too wide). *Molina was deducted one point in round 10 (head) after good referee Daniel Van De Wiele had already warned him verbally before (last time in round nine with a no-more warning).
German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and Abass Baraou