Eric Molina who tried and failed to defeat Anthony Joshua, believes the brit is the present and the future of the heavyweight division.
Joshua beat Molina by knockout in December to set up a fight of the year against former heavyweight king, Wladimir Klitschko in Wembley come April 29.
The undefeated Joshua has just 18 professional bouts and is fighting against a man with experience, who was champion of the division for 10 years.
“He’s a great champion and I personally do not see too many heavyweights beating him, he’s very strong,” Molina exclusively told Sky Sports.
“One thing that Joshua has shown is, he’s getting bigger, better, faster, stronger, every fight.
“I don’t want to disrespect Klitschko, but the torch is going to be passed that night. If it hasn’t been already, I think it’s going to officially get passed.”
Molina said: “If he goes through Klitschko, which I believe that he can, there is only one fight left for him after that and that is the fight that everybody knows – the Wilder-Joshua fight.
“After that fight, I don’t really see much else out there for him, maybe Tyson Fury, but yes definitely he is the present and the future.”