Belts on The Line
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Who won Rodriguez vs Moloney?
Emmanuel Rodriguez beat Jason Moloney by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th October 2018 at CFE Arena in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 113-115, 115-113 in favor of winner Emmanuel Rodriguez.
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).
This was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the IBF bantamweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Dorticos vs Masternak.
Rodriguez vs Moloney stats
Emmanuel Rodriguez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jason Moloney made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Moloney had advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 82% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 67%.
Emmanuel Rodriguez was the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moloney.
Both Emmanuel Rodriguez & Jason Moloney fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rodriguez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Moloney, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 117 to Moloney's 138.
Jason Moloney was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 8 by the WBC and 3 by the IBF in the 118lb division.
Rodriguez vs Moloney form
Rodriguez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jason Moloney on 20th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Paul Butler on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Giovanni Delgado on 5th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Coliseo Ecuestre Municipal, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Before that, he had won against Robinson Lavinanza on 25th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Parque Concepcion Perez Alberto, Fajardo.
He had beat Alberto Guevara on 3rd June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Moloney had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Joshua Greer Jr on 14th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Leonardo Baez on 25th June 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Dixon Flores on 15th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Margaret Court Arena, Victoria, Australia.
He had defeated Goodluck Mrema on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Seagulls Rugby League Club, New South Wales.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jason Moloney had been fighting more than Emmanuel Rodriguez.
Going to this contest, Emmanuel Rodriguez had last fought 3 years, 9 months and 19 days ago, while Jason Moloney's last outing had been 11 months and 25 days ago.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Moloney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Rodriguez vs Moloney start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at CFE Arena, Florida, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Rodriguez vs Moloney?
Rodriguez vs Moloney was broadcast on DAZN in the US.
What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Moloney?
Emmanuel Rodriguez was a 11/100 (-909) favourite going into the contest, while Jason Moloney made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.