Eric Molina is confident that he can derail Alen Babic’s blistering momentum when the heavyweight pair clash this weekend at London’s O2 Arena. Molina represents the toughest test of Babic’s short career and the veteran American believes he has too much for the heavy-handed Croatian.
The two-time world title challenger has shared the ring with a who's who in the heavyweight division, including losses to Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, and insists that he isn't intimidated in the slightest by 'The Savage's' fierce reputation.
“It’s really not easy to travel as far as we do at short notice, but I firmly believe that I have what it takes to knock this guy out on Saturday," said Molina. "I look at him as a reckless fighter. I look at him as somebody that has no respect for the heavyweight division. This heavyweight division has a very brutal way of humbling fighters at different times.
"It’s a tough lesson that a lot of fighters have to learn. I’ve learnt it, Joshua has learnt it, Wilder has learnt it, the best of the best have learnt it. Babic is going to have to learn that one day to respect this division.
"He could throw 100 punches in one round. He’s going to need to throw 100 punches to get me out of there in one round. I’ve just got to throw one punch. One punch and I will devastatingly knock him out. Whatever he thinks in his mind is up to him, I just focus on my energy and my short camp. I know exactly that I’ve got to do.”