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Who won Wardley vs Molina?
Fabio Wardley beat Eric Molina by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 27th March 2021 at Europa Point Sports Complex in Gibraltar.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Alexander Povetkin losing to Dillian Whyte for the WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Ted Cheeseman defeated James Metcalf for the BBBOC British Super Welterweight belt, Chris Kongo was defeated by Michael McKinson, Erik Pfeifer lost to Nick Webb and Youssef Khoumari defeated Kane Baker.
Wardley vs Molina stats
Fabio Wardley stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Eric Molina made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wardley had advantage in power over Molina, with a 90% knock out percentage over Molina's 70%.
Fabio Wardley was the younger man by 12 years, at 26 years old.
Wardley had a height advantage of 1 inch over Molina.
Both Fabio Wardley & Eric Molina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wardley was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year later than Molina, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 120 less professional rounds, 25 to Molina's 145.
Wardley vs Molina form
Wardley remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Richard Lartey on 21st November 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Simon Vallily on 1st August 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mariano Ruben Diaz Strunz on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Dennis Lewandowski on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.
He had beat Morgan Dessaux on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at O2 Arena, London.
Eric Molina had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Filip Hrgovic on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dominic Breazeale on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 8th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Tomasz Adamek on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 10th round at Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland.
He had won against Tomasz Adamek on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 10th round at Tauron Arena, Krakow.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Fabio Wardley had been fighting more than Eric Molina.
Going to this contest, Fabio Wardley had last fought 4 months and 30 days ago, while Eric Molina's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 13 days ago.
Wardley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Molina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Wardley vs Molina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM UTC at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar, which was 5:30 PM EST or 2:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:30 PM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Wardley vs Molina?
Fabio Wardley was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Eric Molina made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.