Jason Moloney confirmed for WBSS, gets Emmanuel Rodriquez

JASON Moloney has been given a career-best opportunity to shock the world after his confirmed entry into the World Boxing Super Series.

Moloney will challenge recently crowned IBF bantamweight ruler Emmanuel Rodriguez in one of the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series after the Australian has entered the tournament.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the World Boxing Super Series. For me, this is a dream come true,” said Moloney.

Since entering the paid ranks in 2014, Moloney has stayed unbeaten, and he believes he can continue the winning streak and take the next step and unify the division.

“It has been my dream for many years now to become world champion,” said Moloney. “It is something which myself and my team have been working very hard towards.

“Now I will have the opportunity to achieve this dream and much more! We now have the opportunity to become a unified world champion, win the glorious Muhammad Ali Trophy and become the undisputed number one bantamweight in the world.”

“I am going to grab this opportunity with both hands and I truly believe that we have what it takes to go all the way and win this tournament and become Australia’s next world champion.”

“We are not in this competition to make up the numbers. We are here to shock the world!”

“Moloney is yet another exciting addition to Season 2,” said Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer Kalle Sauerland.

“He is one of the biggest prospects in Australian boxing and enters the world stage and Ali Trophy action full of confidence. He is clearly a very determined power punching fighter.”

The 25-year-old Rodriguez (18-0, 12 KOs) stormed onto world level by outscoring Paul Butler to lift the vacant IBF bantamweight title. The fight against Moloney (17-0, 14 KOs) will be one of the quarterfinals and will take place on a date and at a site to be determined.

Three weight classes will feature in Season 2 of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, bantamweight and super lightweight, already announced.

Fighters announced:


Ryan Burnett (WBA titleholder)
Emmanuel Rodriguez (IBF titleholder)
Zolani Tete (WBO titleholder)
Jason Moloney (IBF mandatory)

Super Lightweight:

Kiryl Relikh (WBA titleholder)
Anthony Yigit (European titleholder)
Ivan Baranchyk (IBF mandatory)
Josh Taylor (WBC mandatory)

Further details on Season 2, the 2018/2019 season of the World Boxing Super Series, will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

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