Australian boxer – Jason Moloney had to work off his sox to grind out a win [Unanimous Decision] over Francisco Javier Pedroza on Saturday at The Hanger in California.
At the end of their scheduled 10-round bout, the judges scored it 100-90 and 99-91 2x for the two-time world title challenger – Moloney, who picked up his second straight win since losing to pound-for-pound great Naoya Inoue.
Pedroza winged overhand rights in the early going, but it was Moloney’s consistent body attack that told the story. Pedroza was in retreat mode in the later rounds, as Moloney cruised to the points win.
Flyweight: Virginia Fuchs [1-0, 1 KO] KO 4 Randee Lynn Morales [4-4, 2 KOs, :24. U.S. Olympian Fuchs, Mayer’s best friend and former amateur teammate, knocked down Morales in the opening round and had little trouble in dissecting her overmatched foe. In the fourth round, following an accumulation of punishment, a Fuchs onslaught forced referee Jerry Cantu to end the one-way traffic.
Junior Lightweight: Luis Alberto Lopez [25-2, 14 KOs] KO Raul Chirino [19-14, 12 KOs], 1:08. IBF No. 1 featherweight contender Lopez sliced through Chirino with ease, knocking him down four times in less than four rounds of action. Referee Sharon Sands immediately halted the contest after Chirino was dropped with a left hook to the body early in the fourth round. Lopez has now won eight consecutive fights dating back to 2018.
Junior Welterweight: Lindolfo Delgado [15-0, 13 KOs) KO 2 Gustavo David Vittori [25-11-1, 12 KOs], 2:10. 2016 Mexican Olympian Delgado made quick work of Argentina’s Vittori, scoring a pair of knockdowns in the second round to earn the stoppage.