Inoue vs Moloney Info
Naoya Inoue will face Jason Moloney on Saturday 31st October 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest is for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Inoue will be making his 2nd defence of the The Ring Bantamweight Championship. He won this belt against Emmanuel Rodriguez in May 2019. He had held this belt for 1 year 4 months and 4 days.
He will also be making his 2nd defence of the IBF World Bantamweight Championship. He won this belt against Emmanuel Rodriguez in May 2019. He had held this title for 1 year 4 months and 4 days.
Also, on the line will be his WBA Super World Bantamweight Championship defence for the first time. He won this belt against Nonito Donaire in November 2019. He has been recognised as this champion for 10 months and 15 days.
Inoue vs Moloney stats
Naoya Inoue steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins and zero loses, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Moloney will make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins and 1 loss, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Moloney has a slight advantage in power over Inoue, with a 86% knock out percentage over Inoue's 84%.
Naoya Inoue is the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Both Naoya Inoue & Jason Moloney fight out of an orthodox stance.
Inoue is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Moloney, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 107 to Moloney's 108.
Jason Moloney is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 118lb division.
Inoue vs Moloney form
Inoue remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Nonito Donaire on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Emmanuel Rodriguez on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Juan Carlos Payano on 7th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Before that, he had beat Jamie McDonnell on 25th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had defeated Yoan Boyeaux on 30th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bunka Gym, Kanagawa.
Jason Moloney has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Leonardo Baez on 25th June 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Dixon Flores on 15th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Margaret Court Arena, Victoria, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Goodluck Mrema on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Seagulls Rugby League Club, New South Wales.
Before that, he had beat Cris Paulino on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Seagulls Rugby League Club, New South Wales.
He had been beaten by Emmanuel Rodriguez on 20th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Jason Moloney has been fighting more than Naoya Inoue.
Naoya Inoue last fought 10 months and 15 days ago, while Jason Moloney's last outing was 2 months and 28 days ago.
Inoue's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Moloney's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time does Inoue vs Moloney start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which is around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who is showing Inoue vs Moloney?
Inoue vs Moloney will be broadcast on ESPN in the US.
How do you stream Inoue vs Moloney?
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