IBF Champion Anthony Joshua takes on Eric Molina December 10
By Joseph Correa
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his second title defense on December 10 against rugged heavyweight contender Eric Molina in Manchester, England.
The announcement comes after the highly anticipated bout against Wladimir Klitschko fell through because of politics and a minor injury to the Ukrainian.
Joshua has looked impressive stopping American heavyweights Charles Martin to capture the title and defending against Dominic Breazeale this past June. He has made easy work of his opponents as of late and on paper figures to dispatch of Molina in similar fashion.
Molina, 34, took WBC champion Deontay Wilder into deep waters last June stretching the bout into the ninth round before being stopped and is coming off of a crushing KO win of Tomasz Adamek in Poland. He will be looking to taking that momentum into Manchester and shock the champion, Joshua.
The undercard will feature rivals Dereck Chisora taking on Dillian Whyte who is coming off of three wins since his defeat at the hand of Joshua and will be defending his British title in the fight.
The card will also feature the return of Scott Quigg who suffered a broken jaw in his last fight over rival and champion Carl Frampton.
Feature Photo: Kevin Quigley