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Anthony Joshua’s former opponent Eric Molina was sent crashing to the floor when the ring inexplicably collapsed.
The 39-year-old fought journeyman Alejandro de la Torre in Mexico and as they edged over towards the corner, the ring imploded.
Shocked by the turn of events, fans ringside quickly scattered away as the fighters crashed to the ground below.
Thankfully neither boxer suffered any injuries and the fight resumed once the ring was put back together.
The boxing veteran went on to win the fight after a second-round KO and shared a clip of the horrifying moment on Instagram.
Molina wrote: “About last night. A wild night in Mexico that I’ll never forget.
"I’ve heard of ropes busting and boards breaking, but this was a first.
"Luckily nobody was injured from the landing.
"After the ring was put back together the fight continued and ended shortly after.
“Go fight in Mexico. It will be fun, they said. Second rd KO."
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman later added: “Anything can happen in the ring.
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"Fortunately, there were no injuries."
Molina and AJ went head-to-head in 2016 for the IBF heavyweight crown in Manchester, which the Brit won via TKO in the third round.
Just one year before, the American clashed with his compatriot Deontay Wilder for the WBC title, but was knocked out in the ninth-round.
Molina's record stands at 35 matches, with 28 wins, 19 via KO and seven losses.
Joshua, meanwhile, is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk towards the end of this month at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Joshua discussed his preparation for the bout and claimed that in order to deal with Usyk’s speed and stamina, he is hoping to shift some pounds and enter the contest lighter than ever before.
"I've learned how to condition my body for specific fights. I'm looking trim for this fight," he said.
"I'm fighting a guy who is a 12-round fighter. So, it would be silly of me to go in there bulky with my muscles screaming for oxygen.
"I've been training like a 15-round fighter in this camp. I will be well-conditioned to fight. That is key.”
- Anthony Joshua
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