Jason Moloney Victorious in a Bloodbath
WBA #4, IBF #11 bantamweight Jason Maloney (17-0, 14 KOs) forced a stoppage of former world champion Kohei Kono (33-12-1, 14 KOs) of Japan, at the Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. The ringside doctor ruled cut eye suffered by Kono too severe to continue at the conclusion of round six of a scheduled twelve round WBA Oceania title bout.
Co-promoter Peter Maniatis said, Jason Moloney vs Kono was a cracking fight. Both fighters were aggressive early, but a straight left hard jab put Koto down on the canvas in the 3rd but Kono got up then it was a world class display by Jason Moloney. He cut Kono with a punch and Kono’s left eye was bleeding badly. Both fighters were covered in Kono’s blood and the whole ring canvas was full of blood. The doctor stepped in the sixth to stop the fight and would not let a brave Kono continue in front of a sell out crowd at Malvern Town Hall Ultratune Bob Rose Cup Night.
Team Moloney and manager Tony Tolj have put the top fighters on notice that their boys are willing to do whatever it takes to fight for the world titles. With both these wins tonight, this might just happen very soon.
Promoter was Lynden Hoskings of Hoskings Promotions.
Photos courtesy of Steve Dilks from SAA Imaging.