Eric Molina Says Anthony Joshua is Fluid with his Punches, Claims He Can Knock Tyson Fury Out

Published 02/08/2021, 1:18 AM EST
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – APRIL 19: Anthony Joshua trains during the media workout at EIS Sheffield on April 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua has been atop the list for dream clashes among boxing fans for a while now. The negotiations of this fight have made immense progress, and it is looking likely that this fight will take place in 2021. Due to this, the expert opinions around the fight have begun and the boxing world has started making its pick for the fight.

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Recently, the veteran Eric Molina, who fought the likes of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, expressed his thoughts on this fight.

Speaking to iFL TV, he said, “I could see Anthony Joshua knocking out Tyson Fury. I could see that happening. Because you look at a fighter like Tyson Fury, he does some things similar to me defensively that was able to get away from Wilder, which is to stay away from one or two big shots.”

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Molina drew comparisons significant comparisons between Deontay Wilder and Joshua. He asserted that Wilder landed huge shots by spreading his lead hand. And if the opponent is just not moving and covering it up, he’ll unquestionably suffer a knockdown. But that said, Wilder’s punches allow the opponents to move and dodge the shots which Fury did throughout against the Alabama native.

Talking about Joshua, Molina said, “What Joshua does, Joshua don’t give you that boom. He’s very fluid with his punches. He comes with three, four, five, maybe even a six.”

Molina backed Joshua over the ‘Gypsy King’ for the prolific competency he showcased. He believed ‘AJ’ doesn’t give much time to his opponents and hence would walk out as the undisputed heavyweight champion.

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Can Anthony Joshua add another T/KO victory to his eye-catchy resume?

‘AJ’ has a knockout ratio of 88% with 22/24 T/KO wins. The world has witnessed his exuberant power and he will look forward to showcasing the same against ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Joshua has already begun training in the gym to prepare for the biggest fight of his life. He will look to hand Fury his first defeat and the WBC heavyweight belt to his collection.

The boxing world will be split between the two, as is expected when boxers of this caliber lock horns. What do you make of Eric Molina’s comments on Joshua?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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