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Eric Molina says David Price & David Haye need to "earn their ticket"

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Lower ranked boxers calling out proven names is nothing new in the world of boxing, but UK fighters are under more pressure than ever right now.

With multiple world champions and continued sell-outs at the O2 arena, business has never been better for British boxing.

The heavyweight scene has become particularly crowded with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua already world champions and the likes of David Price, Dillian Whyte, Derek Chisora and David Haye breathing down their necks.

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Plenty of fighters from across the pond in the U.S. are clamouring for big-money fights on British shores. World title challenger Eric Molina is the latest to try and get a piece of the pie and he has Price or Haye in his sights.

Molina, who has a record of 25-3-19KO, took WBC world champion Deontay Wilder to nine rounds back in June 2015, but he has bounced back with two stoppage wins since then.

Molina told Sky Sports: "David Coldwell [Price's trainer] has came out publicly and said he is interested in a fight with me and Price for some time in November on the Joshua undercard. I think the fight makes for a great exciting slugfest.

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"These are the types of fights the division needs. I'm tired of some of these contenders out there calling out Joshua, Fury and Wilder. If you aren't a mandatory, earn your ticket. I'm not calling anybody's name out."

However, if that fight doesn't come to fruition, the big Texan has got his eyes on former world champion Haye as his next foe.

"If Price isn't serious, bring me Haye! Haye needs to step up also. The heavyweight division in the USA is currently stagnant. I am 'passport ready' to face the best around the world."

One could argue that his defeat to Wilder would suggest otherwise. However, a scrap between him and Price would certainly make for interesting viewing.

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