An interesting heavyweight match-up will take place on the Alexander Povetkin-Dillian Whyte rematch card set for March 6. Unbeaten 26-year-old English heavyweight champion Fabio Wardley will face former two-time world heavyweight title challenger Eric Molina.
Wardley, who had no amateur boxing career, has impressed many in his ten pro fights, all of which he has won.
A pro since April of 2017, Wardley has shown devastating KO power – see his highlight reel KO of Richard Lartey, the African being taken out by a big right hand and needing oxygen as a result – and he is for some people a definite British champion of the future.
Some say Wardley, 10-0(9) can go further than that. At a chiseled 6’5” Wardley certainly has the look of a conquering heavyweight.
Molina, at age 38 and has remained inactive for all of last year, is looking forward to a hard fight, as he said when speaking with IFL TV, but how much has Molina, 27-6(19) got left? The last time we saw Molina in action he was being stopped by Filip Hrgovic, while in his fight two bouts prior to that, Molina was stopped by Dominic Breazeale.
Molina has been beaten every time he has stepped up, but in this fight, it might be Wardley who is doing the stepping up.
The Molina who rumbled with Deontay Wilder would perhaps have too much for the still-learning Wardley, but has Molina got that much fight left in him at this stage?
The March 6 supporting bout could turn out to be a fun fight. Wardley and Molina are roughly the same size, they can both punch and if both men are prepared to give their all in an effort to win we could see some major fireworks.
Molina is talking a great fight, let’s now hope he will deliver. Wardley has youth on his side and of course, he is the far fresher man. But Molina has that big edge in experience and the man from Texas has fought in the UK before. Again, this one could be fun.