The 41 year-old, who lost his belt to Ishe Smith in February 2013, has since only fought once against Joey Hernandez – but that has been deemed enough to make him the current number one challenger.
For belt holder Molina, 31, the contest finally ends the Mexican’s frustration since gaining the championship from Bundrage conqueror Smith, after his scheduled clash with Jermall Charlo was cancelled earlier this year following his arrest for immigration issues.
Another former champion in with a chance of regaining his status is ex-unified light-flyweight king Giovani Segura, who is set to face Juan ‘El Gallo’ Estrada for his WBO and WBA 112lb belts.
The mouth-watering fight is pencilled in for September 6 at the Arena Ciudad in Mexico City and will see Estrada, 24, make the third defence of the straps he took so impressively from Brian Viloria in April 2013.
Segura has scored four stoppages from five contests since losing himself to Viloria in 2011 and the 32 year-old knows this could be his last attempt to become a two-weight world champion.
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