Mariusz Wach fight goes ahead despite Eric Molina travel scare
This weekend’s big heavyweight battle between former world title challengers Mariusz Wach and Eric Molina will go ahead as planned, WBN was informed on Tuesday.
Molina had posted a worrying warning on social media that the fight could be cancelled if travel plans didn’t fall into place, although the fighter himself has since confirmed all was good to go.
The 36 year-old has initially stated: “Alright we are all clear in NY. My team and I are packed and ready.
“If we don’t fly out in the next 10 hours Wach v Molina will not happen. It is a matter of rebooking flights now. I did my part,” he said.
When asked by WBN if the fight was on some hours later, Molina replied: “Yes, everything is going ahead and I will fly out to Poland today.”
The ‘Drummer Boy’ hasn’t fought since losing to Dominic Breazeale in a WBC eliminator last November, and like Wach, needs a victory to get back into title contention.
Wach also suffered defeat in his previous bout against Jarrell Miller and has the added pressure of home crowd expectations at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw.
Topping the bill is a Women’s WBC super-welterweight title clash between Ewa Piatkowska and Maria Lindberg, whilst the card also features Robert Talarek, Izuagbe Ugonoh facing Fred Kassi, Artur Szplika battling Dominick Guinn and former European title holder Rafael Jackiewicz.