Fabio Wardley Claims Eric Molina Was the Test He Needed – ‘If You Want to Go Toe-to-Toe, Then That’s What Happens to You’

Published 03/27/2021, 7:03 PM EDT
Fabio Wardley celebrates victory over Mariano Ruben Diaz Strunz at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Fabio Wardley continued his rise to the top with yet another stunning victory. The undefeated Englishman extended his record to 11-0 with a knockout victory over Eric Molina. And after the fight, the 26-year-old revealed why it was the perfect fight for him.

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The two fought on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin rematch. This was Wardley’s first real test in the division, and with a fantastic finish to a lackluster fight, he showed that he was capable of cutting it at the top

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Wardley, who spoke at the post-fight interview, gave his thoughts on the bout. He said, “Don’t get me wrong, I felt it, this is the test I needed. Someone to test me, some to put it on me. Someone who’s not going to let me off the hook, and I’ll let you know, I’m here if you want to go. If you want to go toe-to-toe, then that’s what happens to you.”

Therefore, with these comments, the 11-0 boxer sent a warning to the other contenders in the division. The undefeated Brit didn’t have his best fight and still got the knockout without taking much damage.

Thus, this is a scary prospect for the others in the division. Clearly, Wardley is confident in his ability to trade with his opponents and still come out on top.

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What next for Fabio Wardley?

The undefeated boxer has passed every test placed in front of him. As the English champion, he will want to push for bigger and better opponents. So, what could be the next move for Fabio Wardley?

In the same interview, the Ipswich-born fighter claimed he would not call out any fighters, but he wants titles. Therefore, a national title could be on the horizon for the upcoming heavyweight sensation. With the competition in the heavyweight division heating up, we may see Wardley tested again.

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A fight that would make sense for the undefeated fighter would be against Compatriot Nathan Gorman. Both want to prove their worth in the division, and their potential bout could be for the British Commonwealth heavyweight title.

What did you make of the knockout from Fabio Wardley? Do you think he showed a new side of his game?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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