Jason “Mayhem” Moloney (26-2, 19 KOs) Defeats Filipino contender Vincent Astrolabio (18-4, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO bantamweight world title in a Majority decision with judges scoring it 114-114, 115-113, 116-112 Moloney, a two-time world title challenger, has won five straight bouts since challenging pound-for-pound great Naoya Inoue.
During media week, Moloney expressed how important this opportunity would be not only for him, but his twin brother Andrew Moloney.
“This is a really special moment for us. I’ll be fighting to become world champion this weekend. And my brother, Andrew, will fight for a world title on the Haney vs. Lomachenko card as well. This is an incredible story. Two twin brothers that have been on this journey for nearly 20 years. For us to finally achieve it and to become champions one week apart is incredible.”
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A rematch with Emmanuel Rodriguez would be for the vacant ring magazine bantamweight championship was automatically announced right after the fight via tweet by Douglass Fischer.
Another potential next fight can be with former 4 division world champion Nonito Donaire if he’s victorious in his next bout which the WBC bantamweight title will be on the line.