With victories in their respective races on Sunday, Jason and Andrew Moloney are one step closer to achieving their goal: to be world champions at the same time.
Jason outplayed the tough Thai Nawaphon Kaikanha while Andrew defeated Norbelto Jimenez by unanimous decision.
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It puts the twins within touching distance of their ultimate goal.
“The dream is to become world champion at the same time as my brother and we both become champions for a long time,” said Andrew.
“I feel like we’re close to what’s going on right now. That’s what forces us to be in the gym every day and kick our ass to make sure we improve every day and have a chance to hold onto those belts and let’s be champions for a long time and make these big things here in Australia.”
As Moloney’s players approach the World Cup, it is a sign of how strong boxing is in Australia.
So Ben Damon of The Main Event believes “we are blessed to live through what is clearly the greatest event in the proud history of Australian boxing”.
Foxsports.com.au Considers the situation of the current champions flying the flag, who has a campaign in the sky and who is in and around the context to shoot at the best prize in the sport.
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Australia has four world champions in its lineup: Hi Opetaia, Ebanie Bridges, Cherneka Johnson same to you Dennis Hogan.
Opetaia confirmed the IBF again Ring cruiserweight title when he outpointed Mairis Briedis in a brutal 12-round fight in July.
It was one of the toughest fights ever seen not only by a boxer but by any athlete, with Opetaia fighting back from a badly broken jaw sustained in the second round.
He is still recovering from his injury, so his next fight will be a long way off.
But Opetaia remains interested in promoting the cruiserweight title in the future once he returns to the ring.
Bridges won the IBF women’s bantamweight title in March this year when she defeated Maria Cecilia Roman in Leeds.
The 36-year-old has since established herself in England, but will take on her fellow Aussie in what is expected to be a big fight in December – more on that later.
Johnson retained her IBF super bantamweight title against Susie Ramadan on the card of Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr.
The 27-year-old was born in New Zealand but has been living in Australia for many years. the competition.
However, Johnson fought through the heat and defeated Ramadan in the fight and on his way to victory by unanimous decision.
Although Hogan’s IBO super welterweight belt is not recognized by the ‘big four’ boxing companies, the Irishman from Brisbane can still call himself a world champion thanks to his victory over Sam Eggington in Newcastle on October 8 .
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There are two Aussies locked in for world title fights in the coming months: Tim Tszyu same to you Shannon O’Connell is the original.
Tszyu has a chance to become the unqualified middleweight champion, when he fights Jermell Charlo on January 28 in Las Vegas.
O’Connell will face Bridges in Leeds for the IBF women’s title as the two rivals square off on December 12.
WHO’S IN THE COMBINATION?
Although there are only two Australians who have World Cup credentials, more could soon join them.
Liam Paro was one of those, as the heavyweight delivered a devastating blow to Brock Jarvis in their WBO world title fight.
The Queenslander is ranked #2 in the WBO rankings and #6 with the IBF, but boxer Eddie Hearn believes Paro’s time is near.
“He’s ready to fight for a world title,” Hearn said.
“Josh Taylor is going to fight Jack Catterall, and it looks like (Paro) is going to be the winner.
“If they want to go out, it’s Liam Paro against Teofimo Lopez and I’ll do everything I can to bring that to Australia.”
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Back to the Moloney brothers, they are also not far from fighting for world titles.
Jason Moloney Naoya Inoue could finally fight for the world title against Naoya Inoue due to fight Paul Butler for the undisputed bantamweight title and the Japanese star is expected to move up in weight after the fight.
But about Andrew Moloney is a man on the moongave hope to a fight with Kazuto Ioka for the WBO Super-Flyweight title.
Either way, the world title fight for both men is tricky but Senior Rank VP of Boxing Operations Carl Moretti believes the brothers are ready for anything.
“Fights like this are dangerous,” Moretti said at the post-fight press conference for the Haney vs. Kambosos Jr. rematch.
“But they are ready for it, that’s what they want. They want the best and go.
Taila Robertson He didn’t go far in the World Cup, either.
In fact, she will fight Chaoz Minowa in an IBF title eliminator on November 5 at Fortitude Music Hall.
The win against Minowa will make the 24-year-old the opponent of Leonela Yudica.
A world title is just one of her goals, as Robertson looks to put herself “in the history books” and earn $1 million from the fight.
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Joining Robertson in the IBF title eliminator is the cruiserweight Jason Whateleywho will face Mateusz Masternak later this month in Poland.
If Whateley wins against his opponent, he will be a mandatory challenger to Opetaia’s crown in the Aussie’s world championship.
Liam Wilson The world championship could be entered sooner than expected thanks to Shakur Stevenson vacating the WBO and WBC featherweight titles after losing weight in his fight against Robson Conceicao.
Stevenson announced that he would be moving up in weight class to light heavyweight, which would pave the way for Wilson, who was ranked 4th in the WBO at the time, to fight for the world title in 2023.
With Stevenson going up to weight, he has another contender in the division for George Kambosos Jr.
‘Ferocious’ will remain in the hunt for the lightweight title if, as expected, Devin Haney vacates his title in the not too distant future and moves into heavyweight.
If that happens, Kambosos Jr. he has a great chance to become a two-time world champion.
Another Aussie sitting high in the rankings is the middleweight Michael Zerafawho is number 1 with the WBA and number 2 with the IBF
Zerafa is on a three-fight winning streak, with his most recent victory being a brutal TKO win over Issac Hardman in July last year.
With Gennady Golovkin holding the IBF and WBA middleweight belts, Zerafa is in line to fight one of the biggest men in modern boxing.