Australian bantamweight title contender (up to 53.5 kg) Jason Moloney (21-1-0, 18 KO), discussing at the final press conference the upcoming fight with the leader of the Japanese division Naoya Inoue (19-0-0, 16 KO) , talked about how the only defeat affected him.
Recall that in October 2018, as part of the quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series, Moloney lost by split decision to the then IBF champion, Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1-0, 12 KO), who met in the semifinals with Inoue and lost to him by a knockout in the 2nd round …
“I think everything happens for a reason, and that defeat two years ago showed me how much I wanted to become a champion. And I will never let that happen again, I promise.
I had to work hard to get back to the applicants’ position, and on Saturday night nothing will stop me on my way to my dream of becoming number one in the world, “said Moloney.