Aussie Moloney captures WBO world bantamweight crown

Jason Moloney of <a class="link " href="" data-ylk="slk:Australia;elm:context_link;itc:0">Australia</a> won his first world title with a majority decision over Filipino rival Vincent Astrolabio to capture the WBO bantamweight crown
Jason Moloney Australia WBO bantamweight champ Vincent Astrolabio, a Filipino, lost to him by a large majority in capturing his first title.

Jason Moloney, an Australian, won his world title for the first time on Saturday. The decision was a majority over Vincent Astrolabio (Philippines) to win the vacant World Boxing Organization’s bantamweight championship.

The 32 year old from Melbourne won with judges’ scores 115-113, 116-112, and the third judge scored an 114 114 draw during the showdown in Stockton. California.

Moloney’s record improved to 26-2, with his only loss coming in the two previous world title bouts to Puerto Rico’s Emmanuel Rodriguez. JapanNaoya Inoue is Naoya’s 2020.

Astrolabio (26 years old) fell to 18-4.

Later, the WBO middleweight champ Janibek Aimkhanuly from Kazakhstan will defend his title for the first. CanadaSteven Butler

Alimkhanuly turned 30 in the month of November. He is unbeaten, with a record of 13-0 and eight knockouts. He was the 2013 world amateur middleweight champ and 2014 Asian Games Middleweight champ.

Butler is 32-3 overall with 26 knockouts, one draw and 32 wins.


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