Press release - Jason Moloney vs Aston Palicte acts as chief support to Kambosos Jr Haney in Melbourne, Australia
Mayhem comes home, as Jason Moloney gets ready for the biggest stage of his career, as he defends his WBC silver and competes for the WBO international bantamweight strap against highly touted Aston Palicte.
Palicte has been on the world stage before, having controversially drawn with a great of the little big men, Donny Nietes back in 2018 at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles. The Filipino standout has since challenged another monster of the lower-weight classes, Kazuto Ioka for the Japanese warrior's world title.
Moloney weighed in on his highly-rated opponent on June 5 in his native Australia. 'Mayhem' said, "I'm really excited for this fight. Thank you to Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, and my manager Tony Tolj for putting it together and getting me a great opportunity against a world-class fighter.
"Palicte is well known to anybody in the lower weight classes, he's exciting, he comes to win and he's handled himself with the best in the business. This is a real test against a top fighter and I have to come through this and look good in order to push for another world title shot, and I believe this fight is the quality of a world title fight.
"I'm not looking past Palicte, but he's a far better opponent than who Paul Butler boxed for his world title. Paul Butler won't want to fight me after this performance, we're going to have to force that fight to happen. I have the team that makes things happen and we will make that fight happen eventually unless he vacates."
Moloney acts as chief support for the undisputed world lightweight title clash between George Kambosos Jr and Devin Haney. The all-action Aussie discussed featuring on the high profile showdown down under.
The world-ranked bantamweight said, "Australia has been deserving of events of this size for years, and I'm delighted to be involved with such a massive event. It's a global event, and I can't wait to show my skills on a platform that is going to be watched worldwide, it's a massive opportunity.
"The main event is a great fight, and it represents what boxing needs more, unified/undisputed champions. It really is the best fighting the best. I've fought the best at my weight class in Naoya Inoue, so have all the respect in the world for how good you have to be a unified world champion. It's elite-level competition that you can't miss if you're a boxing fan.
"I'm also sharing this card with my brother. We've shared cards before but this one is special, and I'm expecting two career-best Moloney performances."
Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
By: Sanman Boxing
It was raining knockouts during Sanman’s closed door pandemic event debut “The Restart” held at the Sanman Gym yesterday in General Santos City.
The curtains opened with a sensational second round finish of Michael Espedes over Vergil Deguma. It was followed by a big bounce back of Joey Canoy who stopped Jovab Lucas in the fourth round.
World title contender Aston Palicte showed the boxingdom that he’s still on the game as he easily disposed Reymark Taday in the third round. Dave Apolinario also made an exciting show as the destroyed Bonjun Luperez in the fifth round.
Finally, former world champion Marlon Tapales proved that he can reclaim his glory by downing dangerous Eden Sonsona twice in the opening round via vicious body shots before finally ending the night in the second stanza courtesy of a perfect timed uppercut to the mid-section.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil was more than satisfied with with the outcome of the closed door event which was broadcasted live via Facebook. “We delivered as promised. A night of 100% knockouts. Thanks to all fans who supported us all these years. We will never get tired of bringing you exciting events that will also launch our new breed of Filipino world champions”, Manangquil stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Excitement is building up as Sanman's maiden closed door event "RESTART" is just a day away.
Below are the results from the weigh-in held earlier today:
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil assured boxing fans of another night of pure boxing action featuring the country's rising prospects and contenders. "Tune in to Sanman Promotion's facebook page and witness our pandemic treat for all boxing fans. We are back!", Manangquil exclaimed.
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Promotions is back to bringing the best boxing events in the country. After being given permit, the boxing promo outfit is back with a sure barnburner as they present “THE RESTART” a pandemic close-door boxing event headlined by Pinoy versus Pinoy match-up in Marlon “The Nightmare” Tapales (W33 KO16 L3 D0) versus Eden Sonsona (W36 KO13 L11 D2). The fight will be a ten rounder 132 pounds affair.
Also to see action is former world title contender Aston Palicte (W26 KO22 L4 D1) who will face Reymark Taday in an eight round 118 pounds action. The rest of the fight-card are Dave Apolinario versus Bonjun Loperez in an eight round 112 pounds match-up. Michael Casama will face Vergil Degoma in an eight round 130 pounds fight. Lastly, Joey Canoy with trade mitts with Jovab Lucas in a six rounder flyweight match.
The event will be broadcasted via livestream on facebook. Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil once again promises non-stop action just like any other Sanman Boxing event in the past. “We are happy to be back on air to give you non-stop Pinoy Boxing action. Sanman has made name by pitting out the bravest Filipino warriors against each other and against foreign opponents. We always guarantee a night of knockouts. Please watch us live”, Manangquil said.
Yesterday we saw Kazuto Ioka (24-2, 14) [井岡一翔] put on one of his best performances to date, as he scored a 10th round TKO win over Filipino Aston Palicte (25-3-1, 21) to become the new WBO Super Flyweight champion.
Today, following that win, Ioka took part in a press conference and spoke about the contest as well his future.
Ioka revealed that he was tired and in pain but relieved to have become a 4-weight world champion. Talking about pain it's worth noting that he seemingly damaged is right hand, as he was icing it through parts of the press event. He stated he was about to use the gameplan he had practiced and and suggested he could continued to develop and build in the coming years.
Those comments were a long way removed from comments he'd made last week, suggesting this could have been his last bout, which seems to have been more a view that he had nowhere to go if he lost to Palicte.
When it came to future bouts Ioka didn't seem to know what his next bout was going to be, with the original plan being a mandatory defense against the winner of the recent Koki Eto (24-4-1-1, 19) [江藤光喜] Vs Jeyvier Cintron (10-0-1, 5) bout, which was ruled a no-contest.
He did however reveal he wanted to increase his name internationally, and seemed to be interested in possible bouts with WBC champion Juan Francisco Estrada and WBA champion Kal Yafai. Sadly we've spent the last few years hearing the Super Flyweight champions talk about unification bouts but never actually go through with that talk, fingers crossed this is different.
Reports from Japan also suggest the bout hit a peak audience of 14.9% and an average of 11.5%, though the figures haven't been broken down into region specific figures so it's hard to approximate what the actual audience was, or whether those national figures. If those were national figures than Ioka really is a Japanese sporting mega-star.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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