WBA Super / IBF Bantamweight Champion (53.5 kg), Japanese Naoya Inoue (20-0-0, 17 KO) commented on the early victory over Australian challenger Jason Moloney (21-2-0, 18 KO), won today in the main fight show from Top Rank in Las Vegas.
“My punch was the punch that ended the fight, which I am of course happy about,” the fighter said in an interview with ESPN. “Moloney has great defense and it was not easy to hit him. The punches I used to knock him down are very popular in Japan, and it’s nice that I was able to use them.
Of course, you improve from fight to fight, learn in difficult situations, and with that in mind, I believe that I have become a more versatile fighter. Ubaali and Donaire will challenge the WBC title, while Casimero holds the WBO belt. And I will do everything for my part to make these battles take place. “