Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, has retained his International Boxing Federation, IBF, heavyweight title after beating his American opponent Eric Molina in round three in the early hours of Sunday at the Manchester Arena.
With the win, Josua has set up his defence against Wladimir Klitschko, who stepped into the ring afterwards, while Dillian Whyte edged a classic against Dereck Chisora.
Joshua landed a heavy left hook to send Molina crashing on to the canvass, and it was his second title defence since becoming the IBF heavyweight champion of the world.
I’d like now to bring Wladimir Klitschko to the ring, and I’m officially announcing the fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium on 29 April.
Also, it is the 27-year-old’s 18th win from 18 fights, all coming via knockouts.
It was announced same Sunday morning that the British boxer will now take on former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, 40, in a high-profile title defence.
The fight, billed for the Wembley Stadium will come up on April 29, 2017.
Promoter, Eddie Hearn confirmed the fight immediately after the fight with Molina.“I’d like now to bring Wladimir Klitschko to the ring, and I’m officially announcing the fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium on 29 April,” he said. Klitschko also confirmed the date for the fight himself.
“Do you want to see a big fight? Do you want to see two Olympic champions in there? You got it,” said Klitscho.