Joshua vs Molina sells over 17,000 tickets on day one at Manchester Arena

Posted on 08 Nov 2016

More than 17,000 tickets were sold on the opening day of sales for Anthony Joshua's IBF world heavyweight title defence against Eric Molina at the undisputed and undefeated home of UK boxing.

Joshua will defend his crown for the second time in his third fight in a row against American opposition at Manchester Arena next month.

The final few remaining tickets for the Saturday 10 December blockbuster bout are on sale now from

Joshua's clash with Molina tops a huge night of action in Manchester as Dillian Whyte faces bitter London rival Dereck Chisora in an official eliminator for the WBC title.

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.

Kal Yafai can become Birmingham’s first World champion but the unbeaten 27 year old faces a tough task to rip the WBA super-flyweight title against Luis Concepcion, the two-weight world champion that will enter the ring in his 11th world title outing.

Irish amateur sensation Katie Taylor boxes for the second time in the paid ranks after making her pro debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 26. Heavyweight wrecking ball ‘King Kong’ Luis Ortiz fights in Europe for the second time after clashing with Malik Scott in Monte-Carlo on November 12 and Hosea Burton will defend his British light-heavyweight title against Frank Buglioni.