Outclassed Molitor never stood a chance

Steve Molitor's problems extended far beyond Celestino Caballero. Battling personal issues and ambivalent about his place in the Canadian boxing fraternity, Molitor was doomed to fail before he ever stepped into the ring against the formidable champion.

Originally Published: November 25, 2008
By Dave Bidini | Special to ESPN.com

ORILLIA, Ontario -- The best Celestino "Pelenchin" Caballero could do was call his opponent a "pretty boy," which, in the grand continuum of sporting hate-ons, was fairly mild stuff. But when mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting has out-frightwigged and out-deathmasked your charges, boxing -- especially Canadian boxing -- is forced to take what it can get.

At least Caballero, in his first news conference on Canadian soil after arriving from Panama, left the door open for more. "I'll ...

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