04/03/2024

Australia's Jason Moloney has captured the WBC Silver Bantamweight title, solidifying his place among the best in the World in the division - Photo: Top Rank Boxing/Twitter

Australia's Jason Moloney has captured the WBC Silver Bantamweight title with an impressive ten round display against American Joshua Greer.

Jason Moloney is the new the WBC Silver Bantamweight title holder following a unanimous decision victory over American Joshua Greer (98-92 x2, 96-94).

Taking place on the undercard of Top Rank Boxing’s Unfinished Business card in Oklahoma, Moloney outclassed his opponent across ten action-packed rounds.

The first two rounds of the bout were incredibly close as both fighters went about establishing a ring presence, with Moloney taking the time to settle into the fight, reading the openings of Greer, who started strong behind a solid jab.

After the tight opening, the Australian took over.

With every damaging left hook and straight right hand that landed, his confidence grew as Greer’s output stagnated further.

Rounds four to six were Moloney’s best, backing Greer up against the ropes. Holding his ground in close, the Aussie started to land hard left rips to the body to end his combinations.

Vocal cries from Angelo Hyder in Moloney’s corner to throw his right hand to follow up on a strong jab were heeded. In fact, by the halfway point in the contest, Greer’s right eye had begun to swell significantly. An attentive student was at the command of his trainer.

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Not to be deterred, an incredibly tough Greer fired up in the seventh round, punching to the body and fighting on the inside. At times wearing a barrage of punches, he did not stop moving forward.

Unwilling to let victory slip from his grasp, Moloney wrestled back momentum in the final rounds. By the end of the ninth, the 30 year old was in flow state, landing to the body and head at will.

Damage to the face of Greer was clearly visible when the final bell sounded. To couple his swollen eye, blood began trickling from his right ear and mouth as he returned to the corner.

Moloney is now in an interesting position in the Bantamweight division. Not only will he be bringing the secondary WBC belt back to Kingscliff, but he will have his eyes fixed on a third fight for a World title.

Victory over Greer is the first step in the journey back to competing with the elite of the division. Fighters such as Nonito Donaire, John Riel Casimero and Guillermo Rigondeaux will all be on Moloney’s radar.

Also in his sights will be former opponent and pound for pound great, Naoya Inoue, whom he was knocked out by in October 2020.

The WBC Silver title is not the only belt the Moloney family will be aiming to bring home to Australia.

Jason’s twin brother Andrew Moloney will be in action later today in a trilogy bout with Joshua Franco for the WBA Super Flyweight title.

Top Rank Boxing’s Unfinished Business card is currently live and can be ordered here.

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