Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Moloney vs Kono?
Jason Moloney beat Kohei Kono by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 19th May 2018 at Town Hall in Victoria.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jason Moloney.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
Moloney vs Kono stats
Back in May 2018, Jason Moloney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kohei Kono made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 11 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Moloney had a massive power advantage over Kono, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Kono's 42%.
Jason Moloney was the younger man by 11 years, at 27 years old.
Kono had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moloney.
Both Jason Moloney & Kohei Kono fought out of an orthodox stance.
Moloney was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 29 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 13 year and 8 months later than Kono, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 183 less professional rounds, 162 to Kono's 345.
Jason Moloney went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 13 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 11 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Moloney vs Kono form
Kono had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rex Tso on 7th October 2017 by technical decision in their 7 round contest at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China.
Previous to that, he had beat Yuranan Dokrathok on 23rd July 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue on 30th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Auckland.
Before that, he had lost to Luis Concepcion on 31st August 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
He had won against Tanawat Phonnaku on 27th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo.
Moloney's last 4 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
Kono's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Moloney vs Kono start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Town Hall, Victoria, Australia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Moloney vs Kono?
Jason Moloney was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Kohei Kono made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.