Jason Moloney vs Aston Palicte Preview June 4th, 2022
Jason Moloney of Australia is back in the ring against Aston Palicte of the Philippines this Saturday, June 4th when he defends his WBC Silver Bantamweight Title and also fights for the vacant WBO International crown. The 10-rounder is on the undercard of the Kambosos Jr vs Haney bout and can be seen live in America on ESPN with fans in the UK able to catch it on Sky Sports Action and those in Canada getting it on TSN 1 and TSN 3. Moloney last fought in April when he beat Francisco Portillo by a 10-round unanimous decision while Palicte last boxed in October when he downed Roland Biendima by 10-round unanimous decision.
Moloney vs Palicte Betting Odds
- Aston Palicte +500
- Jason Moloney -800
The 31-year-old Moloney enters the ring with a mark of 23-2 with 18 Kos. His first defeat came at the hands of IBF World Champion Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico in October, 2018 when he dropped a split decision and he was stopped by Naoya Inoue in the seventh round in October, 2020 in a shot at the WBA Super World, and IBF Bantamweight Titles.
Moloney turned pro in 2014 after an amateur career and has boxed 135 rounds since. As a pro, he’s also captured the WBA Oceania Bantamweight Title. He added the vacant WBC Silver Bantamweight Belt last August when he beat Joshua Greer Jr by a 10-round unanimous decision. Moloney has displayed solid power up to now with a current knockout ratio of 72 but has gone the distance in his last two fights.
He had won four straight contests by stoppage until running into ‘The Monster’ Inoue from Japan however. Besides Rodriguez, Inoue and Greer, Moloney hasn’t really fought any other notable opponents but handled himself well in his two world title shots, especially against Rodriguez in October, 2018 when the fight could have gone either way for the IBF Title.
Moloney stands 5-feet-5-inches with a 65-inch reach and has also won a few regional belts along the way including the British Commonwealth, and WBA Oceania Super Bantamweight Titles. He also has wins over Leonardo Baez and Dixon Flores. He’s a solid pro but just hasn’t been able to get over the hump when it comes to winning a world belt.
The 31-year-old Palicte hails from Bago City. He turned pro in 2010 after a fine amateur career and has 151 rounds of experience under his belt. He boxed at the 2008 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and won a gold medal at a 2009 tournament between the Philippines and Guam. He also took bronze at the 2010 China Open. Palicte owns a mark of 28-4-1 with 23 Ko’s which translates into a current knockout ratio of 69.7 per cent.
He stands 5-feet-7-inches tall and owns a 69.5-inch wingspan which gives him a two-inch height advantage and 4.5-inch edge in reach on Moloney. Palicte’s draw was a split decision with Donnie Nietes in 2018 in a shot at the vacant WBO Super Flyweight Title. He’s been stopped twice as Romnick Magos halted him after the fourth round in 2012 and Kazuto Ioka stopped him in the 10th round in 2019 in a shot at the vacant WBO Super Flyweight Title.
His other defeats came at the hands of Junior Granados via a 10-round split decision in March of 2016 and an eight-round unanimous decision to Renz Rosia in December, 2019 in his next fight after losing to Ioka. He also has a wins over Jose Martinez and since turning pro has won some regional titles including the IBF Youth, WBO Oriental, IBF Pan Pacific, WBO Inter-Continental, and NABF Super Flyweight Belts.
This is a good matchup between two solid pros who possess power and pretty good boxing skills. Moloney has a relentless style but he needs to work his way inside to get at the bigger Palicte. This is going to be a hard fight for Moloney but if he lets his hands go like he usually does he should be able to get past the tough Palicte.
A good matchup with Moloney’s power possibly making the difference.
Play: Moloney -700 @ BetOnline.ag
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