Twins Jason and Andrew Moloney have touched down in Las Vegas from Australia in preparation for the upcoming fight cards held by Top Rank Boxing next month.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum mentioned ‘high caliber fights’ and the Moloney twins would definitely qualify. The fights will be held behind closed doors, likely at a ballroom owned by the MGM per reports.
Last Monday, Top Rank contacted the Moloneys’ manager Tony Tolj, giving him the head’s up to get his boxers to Las Vegas to take part in their planned events.
According to Tolj, his boxers were given quick clearance due to the rankings in boxing.
“If Andrew wasn’t the world champion and Jason wasn’t the WBO number two (contender) we wouldn’t have got the exemptions,” Tolj said to Yahoo Sports.
— Andrew Moloney (@AndrewMoloney) May 19, 2020
“I rang the boys on the Thursday and said ‘boys pack your stuff.’ I got the flights ready for Friday. We had to go to Sydney overnight there and then Sydney to San Francisco and San Francisco to Las Vegas.
“Everyone in the Top Rank staff can’t understand, (saying) ‘it’s a miracle that you guys have been able to get in the country when we can’t even get Mexicans and Canadians.'”
The Moloney twins were originally slated to be in action in fight cards n before the pandemic. Notably Andrew, currently the WBA super flyweight world champion was supposed to be in action against Joshua Greer Jr. in a title defense in Vegas. The question if that bout with Greer is still on or who the twins are facing will know down the line once they iron out details.
Top Rank is looking to kick up shows starting in the first week of June. All of that depends on the agreements between Top Rank and the Nevada State Athletic Commission.