Date: 1st November 2016 at 5:03pm
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The word on the street, over the weekend, was that Anthony Joshua?s second defence of his IBF heavyweight title would be against Eric Molina.

Today it was officially confirmed that would be the case with Joshua set to meet the 34-year-old American fighter at the Manchester Arena on 10th December.

Joshua, unbeaten in seventeen fights, will be taking on a fighter who has fought for the heavyweight title before.

Back in 2015, Molina took on Deontay Wilder for the WBC version of the title.

Talking about the fight, Joshua has remarked,

‘I’m expecting this to be the toughest fight of my career so far and I will be ready for an all-out war.

‘I saw Molina have a great fight with Wilder and he is now coming off a strong knockout win against Tomasz Adamek in Poland.’

The Manchester Arena promotion will also witness an all-British heavyweight clash between Dillain Whyte and Dereck Chisora.

In that fight Whyte will be defending his British heavyweight title and it will also be an official eliminator for the WBC title held by Wilder.

Having lost his world title belt to Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg also makes a long-awaited return to the ring, although Quigg?s opponent isn?t yet known.