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MANCHESTER, England -- Hes the accidental challenger with a checkered boxing record who, away from the ring, teaches kids with special educational needs at a high school.Eric Molina, in many ways, is an improbable contender for the world heavyweight title.The American was a late call-up to fight IBF champion Anthony Joshua after the British boxers proposed super-fight with Wladimir Klitschko failed to be approved in time.The experts see Molina as the latest fodder for Joshua on his inexorable rise to the top of the heavyweight division, where hes won all 17 of his professional fights by knockout.But it might be unwise to write off Molina ahead of Saturdays fight in Manchester, northern England.Molina prides himself on his ability to bounce back from adversity, and hes had plenty of that in a boxing career that began only in 2006. A strong all-round sportsman, especially at baseball, he was studying at college and working in a restaurant when he decided to give boxing a try.He lost in a first-round knockout on his pro debut in 2007, and again in 2012 when Chris Arreolo brutally ended Molinas run of 18 wins. A third career loss came last year against WBC champion Deontay Wilder in Molinas only previous shot at a world title.Still, he came back for more, and beating Polands Tomasz Adamek in Krakow with a 10th-round knockout earned Molina the vacant IBF intercontinental title. When talks with Klitschko broke down, Joshuas team turned to Molina.I started my career 0-1, so of course Im the underdog, Molina told The Associated Press in a Manchester hotel on Thursday. To get here, Ive busted all the underdog odds.Ive been down and Ive regrouped. ... Now I want to shake the world.Theres more to Molina than boxing. In 2012, he got a masters degree in special education from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and teaches in a school in Edinburg. He hasnt worked at the school since last summer to fully focus on boxing but plans to return, perhaps next August.They have a couple of strikes against them in their lifetime already, Richard Molina, Erics father, told the AP about his sons students, so he decided if he can help each one of them and make their lives better, thats what he does.It makes him unique (as a boxer). His humbleness will never fade.That humbleness extends to the boxing ring. Hes not one for trash talk before and after fights, and treats his opponents with respect. He turned up to Thursdays prefight news conference looking sharply dressed, wearing a waistcoat and a bow tie.Joshua is making the second defense of the IBF title he won in April by beating Charles Martin in London. He beat Dominic Breazeale in June, also in the British capital, after being taken seven rounds -- his longest fight since turning pro in 2012 after winning an Olympic gold medal in London that year.Joshua has barely been tested as a pro but most are in agreement that Molina is a credible challenger, and Joshuas most dangerous fight to date.Weve specifically trained to land the knockout shot, Molina said, when asked how he has prepared for the fight. Theres nothing else weve worked on, other than landing that shot.That one big punch is his calling card. Against Wilder, it was a clean left hook that wobbled the champion in his home state of Alabama, but Molina couldnt follow it up and was knocked out in the ninth round.Molina described Wilder as the best heavyweight in the world right now. Joshua, with his chiseled physique and ferocious punching power, might have something to say about that, although theres a sense that he still has something to prove.The fight with Klitschko has finally been sanctioned by the WBA for next year, but he said he will not be looking beyond Molina.People were asking me 12 months ago, 18 months ago, when you going to fight this guy and that guy? Joshua said. I said, `Give me 12, 18 months, and thats now.Everyone is here because there is the potential of me taking a loss. Thats the heavyweight division.Joshua, though, promised to make Eric look like a novice, and it will be a big shock if the Briton loses in front of 21,000 spectators at Manchester Arena. Even Molina said hell need to be lucky to win but believes his back-story gives him strength and hope.Anthony Joshuas at the point in his career where he needs to get tested, Molina said. 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Jack Carty showed nerves of steel to convert Naulia Dawais injury-time try and steer Connacht to a terrific 20-18 European Champions Cup win over Wasps at the Sportsground.The Irish provinces Galway ground rocked to its foundations as Carty sent over the decisive conversion from far out on the right, a kick which means Wasps, Toulouse and Connacht are now tied on 13 points each at the top of Pool Two.Dai Youngs side, who were 32-17 winners at home last week, were on course for a double when they won a scrum against the head and Dan Robson fed Josh Barrett for a 72nd minute try.That came after two Jimmy Gopperth penalties which had erased Connachts 13-7 half-time lead, the hosts ending the first half with a Danie Poolman try from fly-half Cartys cross-field kick.But the vast majority of the 8,090 crowd were delighted with Connachts late sprint finish, a last-gasp maul seeing Fijian newcomer Dawai plunge over on his debut.It was left to Carty to decide the outcome and the 24-year-old nailed the difficult kick before being enveloped by his team-mates.Having missed his first place-kick of the night, Carty redeemed himself with a well-struck 42-metre penalty in the eighth minute, rewarding Quinn Rouxs graft at the breakdown.But the hosts midfield was opened up by Thomas Young, who was not held in the tackle, and his break - added to by the supporting Nathan Hughes - saw scrum half Joe Simpson finish off just to the left of the posts, with Gopperth converting.Connacht were unable to profit from Cartys half-break and Wasps almost opened the second quarter with another try. Inspired by a John Muldoon poach, the hosts just about held them at bay from two close-in mauls.The sin-binning of home full-back Tiernan OHalloran for not rolling away was not as keenly felt as it should have been, the ever-threatening Matt Healy releasing Bundee Aki for a surge downfield.ddddddddddddUltan Dillane also got on the ball before a 31st minute penalty allowed Carty to close the gap to 7-6.Although Wasps managed to even up the scrum battle and then force the issue later on, Connachts forwards were packing more of a punch in the loose and off a cleverly-worked lineout, Cartys crafty cross-field kick out to the left bounced for the waiting Poolman to dot down.An excellent touchline conversion from Carty sent the westerners into the second half on a real high, before Wasps smart defence - led by skipper Joe Launchbury - marched Connacht back and Gopperths 53rd-minute penalty reduced the arrears to three.The hosts had most of the territory but were getting little change out of referee Jerome Garces.A harsh penalty considering Matt Mullans angle of scrummaging was sent wide by Gopperth on the hour mark. The New Zealander was back on target in the 67th minute to draw Wasps level, as the visitors ball-carrying threat increased.Winger Bassett was hauled down short via a clever chip from Robson, Simpsons replacement. Akis counter-rucking skills won a relieving scrum for Connacht but Wasps, with Mullan allowed to come in on an angle, forced the turnover and Robsons inviting pass sent Bassett over in the left corner.Gopperth was unable to convert, though, and Connachts never-say-die spirit was rewarded in the dying seconds.With Aki joining the maul, the hosts created enough momentum for Dawai to touch down and Carty, whose kicking form has been indifferent, answered his critics in the best possible way. Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Hoodies Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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