Fabio Wardley Batters Eric Molina to Claim Another Knockout Win

Published 03/27/2021, 6:31 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Fabio Wardley looks on during the Heavyweight fight between Fabio Wardley and Phil Williams at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The hard-hitting heavyweights Fabio Wardley and Eric Molina rolled out a show worth the wait. The pair battled each other exuberantly well and kept the fans on their toes throughout the fight. However, Wardley came out on top in the biggest test of his career by knocking Molina out cold in round 5.

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The bout began on a light note for both the pugilists. Wardley landed his light jabs on the veteran and tried to close the distance. It was in round number 3 when the Fabio caught Molina with a few big shots. Wardley picked pace from that round and carried the momentum.

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He employed his slick in-ring movements, and this is predominantly how he dodged the dynamite-like shots from Molina, but the veteran caught him in round 5 with a solid right hand.

Despite that, Wardley counter-attacked ‘Drummer Boy’ and floored Molina.

Fans expected the big men to batter each other right from the first bell. That said, heavyweights principally need just a single big hit to conclude the show. And that’s what everyone saw in this fight.

Initially, it seemed as if the fight would go for straight 12-rounds. In fact, no one expected the underdog to stun Wardley during this bout. But the latter showcased his experience despite failing to claim a win tonight.

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What’s next for Fabio Wardley?

With a win over Eric Molina, Wardley improved to 11 wins with absolute 0 losses. He unquestionably made a gigantic statement tonight with a sensational win. Adding another feather to his cap, Wardley now has his eyes keenly set on top contenders of the most dynamic division of the world.

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Fabio Wardley after winning during the Heavyweight contest at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)

A win over Molina has definitely set the 26-year-old for much bigger opponents. Kubrat Pulev and Luis Ortiz are some contenders with whom Wardley might end up touching his gloves with.

He matches up well with these boxers, and this might be just the ideal time for him to face them. It will be interesting to see who gets lined up as Wardley’s next opponent. Furthermore, it will intrigue fans to see how he builds on his performance against Eric Molina.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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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