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Alen Babic insists before the Eric Molina fight: ‘I want to be eliminated’

Heavyweight boxer who WANTS to get knocked out: Croatian Alen Babic demands rival ‘take the fucking zero off my record’ and ‘beat me to shit’ in weird press conference ahead of their fight at O2

  • Alen Babic faces Eric Molina in a heavyweight bout at the O2 Arena on Saturday
  • Babic is undefeated in his eight fights since turning pro in 2019
  • Babic insists he doesn’t want zero losses on his boxing record
  • He insisted: ‘If the worthy one comes … I will thank you’


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Undefeated Croatian heavyweight Alen Babic made Saturday night’s opponent Eric Molina look funny and concerned in equal measure when he insisted, ‘I want to be knocked out.’

Speaking at a press conference with Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn ahead of his fight at the O2 Arena this weekend, Babic discarded his unbeaten record of eight fights, insisting he doesn’t want zero losses on his record.

“Listen, Eddie, I want to get knocked out,” Babic pleaded, as he breathed sharply into the room, which made Molina burst out laughing.

‘How can you be afraid? I want to be defeated. I long for it, please defeat someone, please. I long for it, I want it, I love it. I want to take that fucking zero off my fucking record, I don’t like it. I don’t like zero, you take it. Fuck you zero. ‘

Alen Babic was in entertaining shape before his heavyweight fight with Eric Molina

Alen Babic was in entertaining shape before his heavyweight fight with Eric Molina

Babic, 30, went deeper, explaining that her fearless approach stems from the hardships she has endured in her life. He didn’t turn professional until 2019.

He added: ‘I’m sick and tired of this’ oh, you’re going to lose’. Of course I’m going to lose, I lost 10,000 times in my life.

‘I was 28 years old, I had no money for bread. So i’m not afraid [of anyone] fucking taking my zero. Knock me out right now, alright bro. Knock me out, come on, I want it, I long for it. I long for it, it knocks me out, I want to sleep for 10 days. I just want someone to hit me, is it that hard? Just beat me up. ‘

Babic poses for the cameras with Eric Molina and Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn

Babic poses for the cameras with Eric Molina and Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn

Babic poses for the cameras with Eric Molina and Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn

As tough Babic advanced, Molina began to look a little more concerned. If the Croatian was using reverse psychology to get into his head, it could have worked.

Babic concluded: ‘If the worthy one comes and hits me, I will be happy. I will thank you. ”

Molina, 39, has seven losses on his record, including his last two fights and world title fights against Deontay Wilder in 2015 and Anthony Joshua in 2016.

Whether he succeeds or not, it appears Babic is viewing the fight as a win-win.

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