Jason Moloney: “I am expecting a good, hard fight”

JASON Moloney is yet to see the second round as a professional boxer.

If he is to repeat that feat tonight, or even notch another impressive stoppage, it will speak volumes about the quality that the Mooroolbark-based prospect possesses.

Moloney, 24, was sidelined for the latter part of 2014 due to injury, but the undefeated prospect is looking to make a statement in his first fight in just over four months.

“It’s been four months since my last fight,” said Moloney in an exclusive interview with Aus-Boxing. “Unfortunately I was forced to pull out of my last fight – which was scheduled for November – due to an injury.”

“Since then I have been working really hard to get my body right and back to full strength. Now I’m ready to go and I can’t wait to get back in there,”

The former amateur star blitzed veteran Ngaotawan Sithsaithong in a singular round on debut, which makes for impressive reading, given that Sithsaithong stretched former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to four rounds only a handful of months earlier.

Moloney ended the year with another first round stoppage, this time over Egy Rozten in October.

Despite his apparent lack of rounds, Moloney believes he is improving in the gym, which will be key to him improving as a pugilist.

“I am looking to get some more rounds under my belt and really get a feel for the pro game, but I know that this is going to come,” Moloney added.

“In saying that, I have been getting some really great rounds sparring in the gym with the likes of Joel Brunker and Michael Katsidis which is really helping me improve as a fighter.”

“If the knockouts keep coming, I won’t be complaining,”

Moloney’s return tonight marks the next step up in terms of opponents in the youngster’s budding career. He faces Alvin Bais (14-4, 3 KOs), a rugged Filipino who has proven to be durable, while dropping hard fought decisions against some of the premier operators in the Asia Pacific region.

Bais, 26, lost a controversial decision over ten rounds to former world title challenger Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat (52-3, 34 KOs), losing by only two rounds on two judges tallies. Furthermore, Bais also gave rounds to former WBA super flyweight champion Tepparith Kokietgym (27-3, 16 KOs), falling gallantly in nine rounds.

“We have seen footage of Alvin and we know that he is definitely going to come to fight,” continued Moloney. “His last fight was a strong win over ten rounds so I am expecting a good, hard fight.”

If victorious, Moloney is planning an onslaught on the national crown, which is currently vacant.

“After this fight we are heading overseas for a training camp and when we return we have our sights set on capturing the Australian title,” said Moloney in closing.

“We are planning to have a very active 2015 and to really make a splash in the Australian boxing scene.”

Photo: Marty Camilleri/Marty’s Knockout Photography



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