In easily the biggest fight for any Aussie in 2020, Moloney will challenge the undefeated Inoue in a Las Vegas headliner on November 1.
IBF/WBA bantamweight champion Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue and contender Jason Moloney are in negotiations for a fight this year on ESPN or ESPN+. Top Rank Boxing is looking to finalize the fight.
Inoue-Moloney isn’t the match that fans were hoping to see between Inoue and WBO 118-pound champion John Riel Casimero, but it’s a decent one nonetheless.
Moloney has his work cut out for him against Inoue, and he’s going to need to get to him before he gets his offense in gear. It’s good news for Moloney that Inoue was recently in a brutal fight against Nonito Donaire last November, but that doesn’t guarantee him that he’ll do well against him.
the job done and putting distance between him and his defeat to Rodriguez.
Ranked #1 WBO, #3 WBA, #4 IBF & #4 WBC t 118, Moloney has the power and the fighting style that could give Inoue problems. The only thing that we don’t know is how well Moloney will be able to handle the control of the unbeaten ‘Monster’ Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs).
If Moloney can’t take power from the Japanese knockout artist, then he won’t last long.
The fight comes 52 years after fellow Australian bantamweight Rose won the WBA world title in a huge upset over Japanese hero Fighting Harada.
Undefeated in all 19 fights, Inoue also boasts both the Ring Magazine and IBF titles – the latter of which was placed around the waist of Jeff Fenech in 1985.