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Who won Moloney vs Flores?
Jason Moloney beat Dixon Flores by knockout in the 2nd round on Friday 15th November 2019 at Margaret Court Arena in Victoria.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Moloney vs Dharry for the WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship.
Moloney vs Flores stats
Back in November 2019, Jason Moloney stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dixon Flores made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 3 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Moloney had a massive power advantage over Flores, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Flores' 31%.
Jason Moloney was the older man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Both Jason Moloney & Dixon Flores fought out of an orthodox stance.
Moloney was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 2 months later than Flores, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 162 to Flores' 124.
Jason Moloney went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Dixon Flores was ranked number 9 by the WBA in the 118lb division.
Moloney vs Flores form
Jason Moloney had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this 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, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Cris Paulino on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Seagulls Rugby League Club, New South Wales.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Kohei Kono on 19th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Town Hall, Victoria, Australia.
He had won against Immanuel Naidjala on 24th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their CBC Commonwealth Bantamweight championship fight at Town Hall, Victoria.
Flores had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Marlon Prado on 15th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Polideportivo Augusto C. Sandino, El Rosario Carazo, Nicaragua.
Previous to that, he had lost to Kal Yafai on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Genting Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Perez on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Gimnasio Multiusos del IND, Managua, Nicaragua.
Before that, he had been beaten by Carlos Cuadras on 15th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at Estadio de Beisbol Alberto Vega Chavez, Guamuchil, Mexico.
He had defeated Carlos Rueda on 21st February 2015 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Complejo Deportivo Alexis Arguello, Juigalpa,Chontales, Nicaragua.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jason Moloney had been fighting more than Dixon Flores.
Going to this contest, Jason Moloney had last fought 5 months ago, while Dixon Flores' last outing had been 3 years and 4 months ago.
Moloney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Flores' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Moloney vs Flores start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 AM UTC at Margaret Court Arena, Victoria, Australia, which was 5:30 AM EST or 2:30 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:30 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Moloney vs Flores?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Moloney vs Flores?
Jason Moloney was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Dixon Flores made his way into the ring at 493/50 (+990) with oddsmakers.