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Jason Moloney ready for “The Monster” Saturday night

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Jason Moloney ready for “The Monster” Saturday night

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Jason Moloney ready for “The Monster” Saturday night

It’s fight week with a serious World Wide appeal, as Japan’s Naoya “the Monster” Inoue gets set to defend his Unified Bantamweight World Titles Saturday night in Las Vegas against Australian top contender, Jason Moloney. And, Moloney is not backing down from the challenge that he’s up against.

Speaking with BigFightWeekend.com Sr. writer, Marquis Johns, for the upcoming edition of our podcast, Moloney made clear that he’s ready for one of the most dangerous smaller weight punchers on the planet,

“Obviously a lot of the talk is around Inoue. We’re here to “spoil the show.” We’re here to show what we’re capable of. We think we got what it takes to beat him and become the #1 Bantamweight in the world. We’re very excited about this opportunity. We’ve worked very hard. And, we’re ready to prove a lot of people wrong.”

You’ll be able to hear his full comments, including more on why he believes that he will upset Inoue, when the podcast is released later this week.

Saturday night is the much-anticipated return to America of Inoue, who won the World Boxing Super Series Bantamweight tournament finale’ last November in Japan by defeating Nonito Donaire by 12-round decision to unify the WBA and IBF World Championships.

And, at 19-0 with 16 KOs, “the Monster” is favored to win easily.

However, Moloney, 21-1, 18 KOs, does have an advantage in terms of the setting and the situation. This, as he was victorious in June with a 7th round TKO over Leonardo Baez in Top Rank’s Las Vegas “bubble” to put him in place for the Unified title shot. So, he’s familiar with the process of entering the MGM Grand Conference Center for testing, quarantining and the secluded final days before the showdown with Inoue Saturday night, U.S. time.

Inoue posted on social media Wednesday night from what will be ringside, that he was getting acclimated to the Top Rank Vegas set-up and will be for the title bout,

The fight will obviously have significant appeal in Japan and Australia for their fans, who will see it live on Sunday in the early afternoon in their countries/time zones.

“The Monster” and Moloney are almost guaranteed to give a great show of punching volume and excitement in this one.

T J Rives

A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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