Big Time Boxing’s 5th show for the year on August 3rd at Hisense Arena will feature some of Victoria’s best talent; headlined by national icon Danny ‘The Green Machine’ Green (34-5) taking on Victorian former national champion Kane Watts (18-2) in what is Green’s first fight against a fellow Australian since his controversial bout against Paul Briggs in 2010. A…
Australian Boxing: Moloney Boxing Twins Looking To March On
With both brothers now holders of WBA Oceania titles in their respective weight divisions, there is no doubt that twin boxing sensations Andrew and Jason Moloney are on the list of Australia’s top up-and-coming prospects.
Both of them are undefeated as professionals; boasting impressive records of 7-0; with the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Andrew Moloney recording 4 KO’s, and his twin brother Jason recording a perfect 7 KO’s. The duo is once more set to compete on Victorian promoter Peter Maniatis’ June 24th card, headlining the event.
Jason Moloney, the current WBA Oceania Super Bantamweight Champion, is set to defend his title against Filipino Virden Rivera (8-2-2).
With Jason initially set to face tough hard-hitting African John Amuzu (18-1), his original opponent was forced to withdraw after being denied a Visa. When questioned on how the change of opponent impacts Moloney’s gamelan, he is quoted as saying:
“I prepare for all of my fights in the same way. You can not look past any opponent and I always make sure that I leave no stone unturned in my preparation.”
The former Australian Bantamweight Champion and the current WBA Oceania Bantamweight Champion Andrew Moloney will also be looking to continue his unbeaten streak; when he takes on Filipino southpaw Cris Alfante in an 8-round contest.
“Training has been great for this fight. Having fought just 5 weeks ago I was straight back in the gym after that fight and was still in great condition. This camp we have been able to focus on the tactics of fighting a southpaw and putting together a good game plan for Alfante.”
Recently, both fighters announced that they will once more be competing on the undercard of Danny Green’s (34-5) upcoming bout in Melbourne; this time against Victorian Kane Watts (18-2).
With both twins having competed on the undercard of Green’s last fight against Roberto Bolonti in August, 2015, and also set to compete on his last fight card against Konni Konrad (until Green pulled out with injury), both brothers are no stranger to the spotlight, and will likely be looking to showcase their talent to the wider Australian public come August 3rd.
“Fighting on Danny Green’s undercard again is a massive honour! We were lucky enough to be on Danny’s undercard last year and that would definitely go down as one of the highlights of my career so far. Fighting on the big stage at Hisense Arena is something you dream of and I am really looking forward to doing it all again on August 3!”
“I’m very excited to be fighting on Danny Greens card again. Apart from the great exposure of fighting on such a high profile card, it is also great experience fighting in front of such a big crowd at Hisense Arena. My aim is to be headlining big cards like this one myself in the future so it motivates me a lot fighting at these big stadiums.”
(Image source and credit: Marty Camilleri of Marty’s Knockout Photography)