WBO #2, WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #4 bantamweight Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) took out the frustration of seeing the shock upset of his brother by stopping Leonardo Baez (18-3, 9 KOs) on Thursday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Moloney employed a solid inside tactic that broke down the challenge of Baez for round after round until he crumbled after the seventh.
“That was the greatest moment of my career,” said a jubilant 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 Super featherweight Abraham Nova (19-0, 14 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Avery Sparrow (10-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94.
Featherweight Orlando Gonzalez (15-0, 10 KOs) took a unanimous decision over Luis Porozo (15-3, 8 KOs). Scores were 76-74, 77-73, 77-73.
Heavyweight Kingsley Ibeh (4-1, 4 KOs) knocked out Waldo Cortes (5-3, 2 KOs) in the fourth. Time was 1:41.
Welterweight Reymond Yanong (11-5-1, 9 KOs) took home 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.
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