The much anticipated bout between Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will finally happen April 29 2017 at Wembley Stadium London
As usual, Joshua, who was making the second defence of his IBF belt which was once belong to Wladimir, knocked the American down with a short right before the referee waved the fight off.
The 27-year-old now has 18 knockouts from 18 fights talked of his potential clash with the former heavyweight champion
“This is the step-up people have wanted,” said Joshua. “Klitschko wants his belts back and may the best man win
40 year old Klitschko remains hungry to regain the heavyweight belts WBA, IBF and WBO he lost in that huge upset by Tyson Fury.
“He is the best man in the di
vision and the excitement speaks for itself,” said the Ukraine fighter. “This is what the fans want and this fight must happen.”
The first round of the main event featured little action, although Joshua did land with a good left hook on the bell.
f his shots in the second but he finally found his range in the third, with a devastating outcome.
With Molina pinned in the corner, Joshua chopped him down with a short overhand right and it was a minor miracle that he managed to regain his feet.
But the American only lasted a few more seconds, referee Steve Gray calling a halt to proceedings as Joshua was raining blows upon the challenger.
“It was slow, patient and calcula
ting. You are dealing with someone who is not giving you many options, so I had to create them and I once I saw it I managed to connect properly and knocked him out,” said Joshua.
“He had maybe two shots, but he is not a Kiltschko, he is not a Haye, he is not all of these other fighters.
“That’s why I don’t get too hyped, that’s why I took him out like I should. I am going to keep on handling business like I should.
Molina recorded his 4th loss out of 29 bouts.