Joshua Greer Jr vs Jason Moloney Preview August 14th, 2021
Jason Moloney of Australia is back in the ring against Joshua Greer Jr of Chicago, Illinois this Saturday, August 14th in a 10-round bantamweight clash. The fight from Tulsa, Oklahoma can be seen live in America on ESPN and ESPN+ while fans in Canada can catch the action on TSN 5. Moloney last fought on Halloween night when he was stopped in seven rounds by WBA and IBF Bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue. Greer last boxed in November when he fought to an eight-round draw with Edwin Rodriguez.
Greer vs Moloney Betting Odds
- Josua Greer Jr. +450
- Jason Moloney -700
The 30-year-old Moloney enters the ring with a mark of 21-2 with 18 Kos. His lone first defeat came at the hands of IBF World Champion Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico in October, 2018 when he dropped a split decision. Moloney turned pro in 2014 after an amateur career and has boxed 115 rounds. Since turning pro he’s won the WBA Oceania Bantamweight Title. Moloney hails from Mitcham, Victoria, down under and this will be his fourth bout in America and outside of his homeland.
He’s shown solid power up to now with a current knockout ratio of 78.3 per cent and had won four straight contests by stoppage until running into ‘The Monster’ from Japan in October. However, his only notable opponent so far have been Rodriguez and Inoue and he fell short in both world title shots. 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.
The 27-year-old Greer climbs through the ropes with a mark of 22-2-2 with 12 Kos. He turned pro in 2015 and has boxed 151 rounds since. He stands 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 66-inch reach so has an inch edge in reach on Moloney but gives up an inch in height. He possesses average power with a current knockout ratio of 46.2 per cent. His first defeat was a a four-round majority decision against Stephen Fulton in 2015 in his fifth pro fight.
He then dropped a 10-round majority decision to Mike Plania in June, 2020. His draws were with Mario Ayala over four rounds in 2015 and in his last outing against Rodriguez in November. Greer hasn’t faced much stiff opposition along the way with wins over the likes of Nikolai Potapov, Giovanni Escaner, Daniel Lozano, Giovanni Delgado, Glenn Dezern, Leroy Davila and James Smith. He owns a decent chin but was dropped in the third round by Escaner before stopping him five rounds later.
Moloney has good power, skills and speed and came close to beating Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF Title, but wasn’t as fortunate against Inoue. Greer also has good skills but appears to be a class below Moloney at this stage of their careers so will be taking a step up this weekend. I’m expecting it to be a good scrap with Moloney doing enough to win it.
Moloney’s power and experience should be the difference.
Play: Moloney -700 @ BetOnline.ag
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