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Photos: Naoya Inoue Holds Presser For Jason Moloney Clash

The unified bantamweight world champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), Naoya Inoue of Japan, held a press conference in his home country to discuss his scheduled defense his titles against Australian contender, Jason Moloney, on October 31 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (photos by Naoki Fukuda)

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Promoter Top Rank officially announced the fight on Tuesday, which will be televised on ESPN.

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At the presser Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) was accompanied by his manager, Hideyuki Ohashi. The conference was held in Yokohama, Japan.

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Originally, a unification fight was booked with World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight world champion John Riel Casimero (29-4, 20KOs). But various obstacles, including getting an American visa in time for Inoue, caused the fight to fall apart.

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Without a doubt, Moloney (21-1, 17 KOs) is a quality rival who will bring his own talents to the ring, after offering an impressive performance in his last fight, by dispatching, after seven rounds, Mexico's Leonardo Baez in June.

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Moloney failed in his only world title attempt, when he lost a twelve round decision in a very competitive fight with then IBF bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodríguez in October 2018. Since then, Moloney has accumulated four victories consecutive, all by knockout.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Kannabis Kid on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=ThunderFists;20755135]Is it me or his eye looks a bit weird. I hope donaire didnt permanently damage it[/QUOTE]I noticed that also in some photos it looks better than others but wouldn't doubt it if turns out to swell in his fights…

Comment by Satir on 09-11-2020

nahh, this maloney bro is tough, it will go all 12, its not a soft touch for monster like people trying to sell

Comment by Aussiebox2019 on 09-11-2020

Blistering 2nd round KO to innoui. This fight will be over before it starts...I can only see a blitzkrieg...sorry to say it but it's so obvious

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=Divine Hammer;20755202]beating donaire is the hex inoue is doomed.[/QUOTE] Pretty much this. Everyone who beat Donaire ended up being stale. It's like they haven't learnt how to capitalize a big win over Donaire. Inoue should've faced Casimero for unification to…

Comment by YoungManRumble on 09-11-2020

[QUOTE=Divine Hammer;20755202]beating donaire is the hex inoue is doomed.[/QUOTE] Well it was a good run. Life savings on Moloney to win. If it goes south I'm gonna put a hex on you where you will stub your toe every 2nd…

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