Andrew Moloney is doing all the right things to get another long-desired shot at a title.

The longtime 31-year-old Aussie contender kept his championship hopes alive with a dominant points win over Norbelto Jimenez of the Dominican Republic in a 10-round junior bantamweight bout on the undercard of the undisputed lightweight title rematch between Devin Haney and George Kambosos at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

All three judges (97-90, 98-88, 98-89) had it for Moloney, who improves to 25-2, with 16 KOs.

Moloney was dominant in every area against the lanky and occasionally awkward Jimenez.  Working behind a tight guard and stiff jab, Moloney battered Jimenez repeatedly with short, compact combinations. Moloney scored two knockdowns in the early going. Late in the opening round, he dropped Jimenez with a jab. In the next round, Moloney scored with a combination that dropped Jimenez to the canvas once more.

But the resilient Jimenez, who spent an undue amount of time complaining to the referee, made it difficult for Moloney to get the stoppage he was hoping for.

The win gives Moloney his fourth straight win since his title losing effort to Joshua Franco last August.

After the bout, Moloney called out WBO 115-pound champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan to a fight. Ioka is currently in talks to face fellow champion Joshua Franco (WBA) for a fight at the end of the year.

With a minute left in the opening round, Moloney appeared to drop Jimenez with a hard body shot, but it was ruled a low blow by the referee.

Jimenez responded with a hard uppercut. But he got overly aggressive, punching Moloney after a referee called a break to the action. The referee then deducted a point, much to Jimenez’s disbelief. Moloney, in turn, responded with a ramrod jab that dropped Jimenez on his back for the first knockdown of the fight.

Moloney continued to put together crisp combinations in the second round, keeping up the pressure and digging to the body.

Late in the round, Moloney was credited with another knockdown.

Jimenez (31-10-6, 16 KOs), however, would refuse to back down. After a solid third round, Jimenez began to land a few of his own shots.

The fight  began to heat up in the fourth round. The two traded hooks with 30 seconds left and  Jimenez, once again, was admonished by the referee for punching after the break.

A fire fight broke out in the waning seconds of the fifth round. A bruised up Jimenez struck with a clean hook, which compelled Moloney to unleash a fusillade of punches.

Moloney consistently got the better of exchanges, although Jimenez offered enough awkward resistance to deter Moloney from running roughshod over him.

In the ninth round, Moloney stepped on the pedal, landing strafing shots on the inside. Moloney’s dexterity and use of angles kept Jimenez at bay.

Moloney continued to show his class over Jimenez into the 10th and final round, staggering the Dominican with a right hand late.