By Declan Taylor
The weights are in for this Saturday night in Manchester, as Anthony Joshua MBE is set to defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against Eric Molina, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on SHOWTIME in the US.
Joshua came in at 249-pounds, while Molina was 237.4
Also on the card, Dillian Whyte faces bitter London rival Dereck Chisora in an official eliminator for the WBC title. Whyte makes the second defence of his strap after seeing off fellow Brixton man Ian Lewison in Glasgow last month, while former World title challenger Chisora can get his hands on a title shot for the second time.
Chisora weighed in at 250.6-pounds, while Whyte was 246-pounds.
Joshua puts his crown on the line for the second time and fights his third American in a row having destroyed Charles Martin inside two rounds to rip the title from the St Louis man in April at The O2 in London and then stopping Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round at the same venue in June, extending his unbeaten run in the paid ranks to 17 wins, all inside the distance.
Molina becomes the latest man to attempt to derail the Olympic Gold medal hero, the Texan is looking to get his hands on the top prize in his second World title tilt after challenging Deontay Wilder for the WBC crown in June 2015. The 34 year old enters the bout full of confidence after travelling to Poland and knocking out Tomasz Adamek in the tenth round of their clash for the IBF Inter-Continental strap in April.
Scott Quigg returns to action after treatment on his broken jaw following his unification blockbuster with Carl Frampton, and the Bury star moves up to Featherweight as he looks to regain his status as a World champion.
Olympic medal winner Katie Taylor returns in the second fight of her career.