Wilder became the first undefeated American to win a heavyweight title since Michael Moorer in 1994 when he beat Bermane Stiverne with an impressive 12-round unanimous points decision.
The win over Stiverne was the first time that hard-hitting Wilder had fought more than four full rounds, and was the only time in his seven-year career that one??of his fights went to the judges’ scorecards.??
Molina, who is bidding to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion, possesses serious punching power that will make??make him a very dangerous proposition for Wilder.??
‘Drummer Boy’ Molina comes into the fight on the back of five wins in a row, including an eighth-round TKO over Raphael Zumbano Love on the Wilder-Stiverne undercard.