Two-time heavyweight title challenger Eric Molina has tipped former ring foe Anthony Joshua to capture the undisputed crown by knocking out Tyson Fury if the pair meet this year.

Molina, who was stopped in three rounds by Joshua in 2016, returns to British shores once again on March 6 to take on rising contender Fabio Wardley at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

‘Drummer Boy’ believes that the fluidity of the unified champion’s punches makes him a tough proposition for any heavyweight on the planet – including WBC king Tyson Fury. 

“Joshua is a very smooth puncher,”Molina told Sky Sports. “He’s a three, four, five and six combination puncher and that is my weakness.

“It is what it is, Joshua is a great fighter and I actually think that he will defeat Tyson Fury by knockout in a great fight.

“He’s very fluid with his punches. He’s boom, boom, boom. He doesn’t give away his punches.”