ANTHONY JOSHUA MBE IS SET TO DEFEND HIS IBF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST ERIC MOLINA AT THE MANCHESTER ARENA ON DECEMBER 10, LIVE ON SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE IN THE UK AND ON SHOWTIME IN THE US.
Joshua puts his crown on the line for the second time and fights his third American in a row having destroyed Charles Martin inside two rounds to rip the title from the St Louis man in April at The O2 in London and then stopping Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round at the same venue in June, extending his unbeaten run in the paid ranks to 17 wins, all inside the distance.
There’s a huge card in support of the main event as Dillian Whyte defends his British Heavyweight title against bitter London rival Dereck Chisora in an official eliminator for the WBC title. Whyte makes the second defence of his strap after seeing off fellow Brixton man Ian Lewison in Glasgow last month, while former World title challenger Chisora can get his hands on the Lord Lonsdale belt for the second time.
Scott Quigg returns to action after treatment on his broken jaw following his unification blockbuster with Carl Frampton, and the Bury star moves up to Featherweight as he looks to regain his status as a World champion.
Kal Yafai can become Birmingham’s first World champion but the unbeaten 27 year old faces a tough task to rip the WBA Super-Flyweight title against Luis Concepcion, the two-weight World champion that will enter the ring in his 11th World title outing.
Irish amateur sensation Katie Taylor boxes for the second time in the paid ranks after making her pro debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 26, Heavyweight wrecking ball ‘King Kong’ Luis Ortiz fights in Europe for the second time after clashing with Malik Scott in Monte-Carlo on November 12 and Hosea Burton will defend his British Light-Heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni.
Tickets go on sale to Matchroom Boxing Fight Pass members at midday on Thursday November 3 from the Fight Pass members via this link: bit.ly/JoshuaMolina. Tickets are priced at £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300 and £500, with Inner Ringside VIP tickets priced at £800 – due to the high demand for the event, tickets are capped at FOUR per Fight Pass member.
Tickets go on general sale at midday on Friday November 4. Tickets priced £40 to £500 will be available from www.manchester-arena.com and on 0844 847 8000 VIP tickets are £800 and available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing www.matchroomboxing.com
Face value tickets for December 10 are also be available from www.stubhub.co.uk StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.
Saturday 10 December 2016
Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
|Heavyweight||Anthony Joshua||17 0 0||S||Eric Molina||25 3 0||12|
|IBF World heavyweight title|
|Super Flyweight||Luis Concepcion||35 4 0||S||Khalid Yafai||20 0 0||12|
|WBA World super flyweight title|
|Heavyweight||Dillian Whyte||19 1 0||S||Dereck Chisora||26 6 0||12|
|BBBofC British heavyweight title|
|Light Heavyweight||Hosea Burton||18 0 0||S||Frank Buglioni||18 2 1||12|
|BBBofC British light heavyweight title|
|Super Middleweight||Callum Smith||21 0 0||S||Luke Blackledge||22 2 2||12|
|BBBofC British super middleweight title|
|Featherweight||Scott Quigg||31 1 2||S||TBA||?|
|Super Welterweight||Marcus Morrison||13 0 0||S||TBA||?|
|Light Heavyweight||Callum Johnson||16 0 0||S||TBA||?|
|Heavyweight||Luis Ortiz||26 0 0||S||TBA|