Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Jason Moloney Preview Oct. 20th
The CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida will host the World Boxing Super Series this Saturday, October 20th as a pair of unbeaten bantamweights will battle it out. IBF World Champion Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico will be defending his strap for the first time when he faces Jason Moloney of Australia. Rodriguez won the vacant tile with a unanimous decision over Paul Butler in his last bout in May while Moloney last fought in May as well when he beat Kohei Kono by a sixth-round stoppage to retain his WBA Oceania Bantamweight Title. The 12-round bout can be seen in North America and other areas of the world live in DAZN.
Rodriguez vs Moloney Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Jason Moloney +700
- Emmanuel Rodriguez -1100
The 26-year-old Rodriguez boasts a perfect record of 18-0 with 12 Kos and has boxed 89 rounds since turning pro in 2012. The native of Manati has pretty good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 67 per cent. Since turning pro he’s captured various regional titles along the way such as the WBO Latino, WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino Bantamweight Championships. He enjoyed a fine amateur career with a solid record of 171-11 and won a gold medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Rodriguez stands 5-feet-6-inches tall and has a wingspan of 66.5 inches. His biggest victories have come over the likes of Luis Hinojosa, Alex Rangel, Miguel Cartagena, Elicier Aqueno, Alberto Guevara and Giovanni Delgado. He hasn’t taken on the top names of the division as of yet, but at the age of 26 still has plenty of time to do so. He’ll also get the chance if he advances in the World Boxing Super Series.
As for Moloney, he’s a 27-year-old who hails from Mitcham, Victoria, down under. He also owns a perfect record as he’s 17-0 and has produced 14 Kos. He’s boxed 79 rounds since turning pro in 2014 and has shown solid power up to now with a current knockout ratio of 82 per cent. He’s fought all of his bouts in his homeland and has yet to face a legitimate contender so will be stepping up in class on Saturday.
Unfortunately, there’s no information regarding Moloney’s height and reach so we don’t really know how he stacks up against Rodriguez size-wise. He’s also won a few regional belts along the way including the British Commonwealth, and WBA Oceania Bantamweight Titles as well as the WBA Oceania Super Bantamweight Title. He’s also the twin brother of fellow unbeaten boxer Andrew Moloney, who’s currently 18-0 with 11 Kos and campaigning as a super flyweight.
Both Rodriguez and Moloney possess good basic skills, solid chins and powerful fists, but Rodriguez’s experience against slightly superior opposition will probably be enough to see him retain his title.
Rodriguez is a tad better at this stage of their careers.
Play Rodriguez -1100 @ 5dimes.eu
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