WBO #2, WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #4 bantamweight Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) was victorious when Leonardo Baez (18-3, 9 KOs) couldn’t continue after seven rounds on Tuesday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Good win for Maloney, who broke down Baez on the inside. Jason’s twin brother Andrew, who lost his WBA super flyweight title on Tuesday in the same ring, was in Jason’s corner.
“That was the greatest moment of my career,” said Jason afterward. “It was tough watching my brother the other night, but I knew I had a job to do. Thank you to my team. I sacrificed so much for six weeks, leaving my fiancée and my baby. I’m just over the moon. My brother told me he loved me and that he was proud of me. He’ll be back better than ever. Trust me.”
Unbeaten WBA #6, WBO #7 super featherweight Abraham Nova (19-0, 14 KOs) had to work hard to beat Avery Sparrow (10-2, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision over ten rounds. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94.
Unbeaten featherweight Orlando Gonzalez (15-0, 10 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Luis Porozo (15-3, 8 KOs). Scores were 76-74, 77-73, 77-73. Gonzalez dropped Porozo in rounds two and seven. The Phantom Plunger, who bet $190,000+, won his $14k.
Heavyweight Kingsley Ibeh (4-1, 4 KOs) knocked out Waldo Cortes (5-3, 2 KOs) in round four to avenge his only career loss. Time was 1:41. Cortes won their first fight by split decision.
Welterweight Reymond Yanong (11-5-1, 9 KOs) won a six round split decision over Clay Burns (9-8-2, 4 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 59-55 Yanong, 58-56 Burns.
Welterweight Vlad Panin (8-1, 4 KOs) won a six round majority decision over Benjamin Whitaker (13-4, 3 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 57-57.