Anthony Joshua has successfully defended his IBF heavyweight world title by defeating veteran American Eric Molina from the Manchester Arena.

Following claiming the title in April where he dethroned Charles Martin inside two rounds, Joshua was tasked with taking on another undefeated-American in his first defence in the shape of Dominic Breazeale.

Joshua went past six rounds for just the second time in his pro-career eventually earning a seventh round stoppage. And now the Olympic champion has successfully made the second consecutive defence with victory over Molina.

The experienced-boxer loses his third shot at world honours after falling short in previous bids for the WBC version to Chris Arreola then Deontay Wilder.

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old extends his perfect record to 18-0, and is now expected to face former reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko next year in a blockbuster showdown at Wembley Stadium.

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