Many people thought Anthony Joshua is looking ahead of his fight against Eric Molina and into the super fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Well, Joshua's dominant victory over Molina would beg to differ.
Joshua defeated Molina via TKO in the third round to retain his IBF heavyweight title, just seconds after Joshua knocked down Molina. Here is an excerpt of the finish from Fightful's live viewing party of the Joshua vs. Molina fight.
Round 3: Joshua picks up the pace with a stiff jab to Molina's head. Molina is being overly cautious in the fight so far. Joshua gets close and tries to attack the inside with body shots, but Molina is just looking to clinch, not even counterattack. Joshua knocks down Molina with an insane left jab to the temple of Molina. Once he gets back up, Joshua just punished Molina until the referee stopped the fight.
But the bigger news from tonight come from the fact that a super fight in the heavyweight division was made official.
Promoter Eddie Hearn announced in the ring after the fight that Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua is for Wembley Stadium on April 29. That fight will be, not just for the vacant WBA "super" heavyweight championship, but for the unified world heavyweight championship, with the WBA and IBF titles on the line.
The two men were supposed to fight today, but an injury to Klitschko delayed to proceedings and recently the WBA gave its blessing for the two to fight for its vacant heavyweight title after former champion Tyson Fury vacated his titles amidst personal issues going on in his life.
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