At the Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday promoter Green Machine Promotions – Danny Green over ESPN+ brought the Moloney twins Andrew and Jason Moloney who were victorious. Andrew “The Monster” won the interim WBA World Super Flyweight title stopping Elton Dharry who retired after 8 rounds. Jason defended the WBA Oceania Bantamweight title knocking out Dixon Flores in 2 rounds
In the Main Event No. 1 ranked Andrew “The Monster” Moloney, 21-1 (14), #114 3/4, of Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia, stopped No. 5 ranked Elton Dharry, 24-6-1 (14), #114 1/4, of Guyana and Brooklyn, NY, who retired after 8 rounds of a scheduled 12, ending his 21 bout winning streak for the interim WBA World Super Flyweight title.
In the first round Dharry jabs well backing up as Moloney comes forward landing well halfway through the round to the body and head of the taller Dharry. Dharry ended the round with a right to the chin of Moloney. In the second round Dharry continued to box well into the final minute when Moloney landed several rights to the chin rocking Dharry. In the final seconds Dharry landed a good overhand right to the chin of Moloney. At the bell Moloney landed a straight right on the chin of Dharry.
In the third round Moloney landed good body punches in the first minute. Halfway through the round Dharry landed good right uppercuts to the body of Moloney. A Moloney left hook to the chin was countered by a right from Dharry on the chin. In the final minute of the round Moloney had blood drawn from the nose of Dharry. Moloney pressed Dharryy to the ropes with vicious body shots.
In the fourth round at the end of the first minute Moloney landed several hard left hooks to the body of Dharry. At the halfway point Dharry landed a good right to the chin of Moloney. Into the final minute of the round Dharry’s right eye started closing. Moloney landed a solid left hook to the body and a right to the chin of Dharry in the final seconds of the round.
In the fifth round near the end of the first minute Moloney landed well with a pair of rights to the chin of Dharry. Halfway through the round a solid right uppercut from Dharry to the chin of Moloney almost dropped Moloney as his knees were buckled. Moloney kept moving trying to clear his head as Dharry chased after him.
In the sixth round starting the round Moloney’s head seemed to be clear. Both fighters exchanged solid rights to the chin as the fight turned into a war with Dharry’s right eye about closed. In the final minute Dharry landed a chopping right to the head of Moloney. Moloney finished strong working the eye of Dharry.
In the seventh round as they started the ring physician came in to check the right eye of Dharry. Dharry’s trunks are splattered with blood from the eye and nose. Dharry working well despite the closed right eye works the body of Moloney inside. In the final minute Moloney starts to come on with good body shots. Both landed rights to the chin at the same time.
In the eighth round as it starts the ring physician comes in again checking the eye of Dharry. He fights out of desperation fearing the fight will be stopped due to the eye injury. The last half of the round was a war as Moloney worked on the eye with his jab causing Dharry to swing wildly looking for a knockout. Moloney rocked Dharry at the end of the round. Starting the ninth round the ring physician stopped the fight giving Moloney the interim title. This writer had it even after 8 rounds.
WBA No. 3 Ranked Bantamweight Jason Moloney, 20-1 (17), #117 1/2, Kingscliff, New South Wales, defended his WBA Oceania title knocking out No. 9 ranked Dixon Flores, 16-7-3 (5), #115 1/2, of Chontales, Nicaragua, at 1:26 of the second round of a scheduled 10.
In the first round after half a minute Moloney rocked Flores with a right on the chin. After a minute Flores landed a good left hook to the chin of Moloney. Moloney landed a glancing right on top of the head of Flores dropping him for an 8-count.
In the second round Moloney went in trying to end it early. A left hook to the ribs from Moloney and down for the count went Flores.
Australian Middleweight champion fighting at Super Middleweight southpaw Tej Pratap Singh, 15-4-3 (8), #168, of Melbourne, AUST, fought to a split draw in 6 with Mitchell “The” Whitelaw, 5-4-2 (2) #168 , of New South Wales, AUST.
In the first two rounds each fighter took a round. Singh throws everything at the late sub Whitelaw who countered the best he could. In the third round near the end of the first minute of the round Whitelaw rocked Singh with a right uppercut on the chin. Singh continued coming forward landing mostly body shots. Singh was warned for hitting behind the head.
In the fourth round Singh pushes Whitelaw to the ropes and Whitlaw fights his way off the ropes. In the fifth round Whitelaw was having a good round up to the last minute of the round when Singh kept the pressure on him. In the sixth and final round after half a minute Whitelaw threw Singh to the canvas and got a stern warning from the referee. Singh got up and went on the attack. He landed a good left to the chin of Whitelaw. Whitelaw moved well countering Singh. In the final minute of the fight Singh is swinging wildly trying to pull out the win of a very close fight as Whitelaw landed a left hook to the chin ending the fight.
Scores were 58-56, 55-59 and 57-57 split draw.
Heavyweight and former AFL rugby player 38 year-old Paul Gallen, 9-0-1 (5), #224, of Sydney, AUSTR, ended in a majority draw with 42 year-old former AFL rugby Hall of Famer player Barry Hall, 0-0-1 (0), #224 3/4, of Melbourne, Victoria, AUST, over 6 rounds.
In the first round the shorter Gallen forces the action as Hall uses a good jab as Hall comes in. Hall was 15-0 some time ago as an amateur. In a close round that could have gone either way. In the second round Gallen walked into a Hall left hook on the chin. Gallen came right back with a right of his own on the chin. Gallen in the final minute landed a solid right to the chin of Hall. Gallen hit behind the head in every clinch.
In the third round Hall continues to moe and box well. The referee warns Gallen for hitting behind the head after Hall went down. Hall landed a good right uppercut in the final seconds of the round but gets hit with a left hook from Gallen on the chin. Hall landed a good counter right on the chin of Gallen just prior to the bell. In the fourth round Gallen walked into a right uppercut from Hall on the chin. Gallen landed an overhand right to the head of Hall in the final seconds.
In the fifth round at the halfway point Hall landeded a solid left hook to the chin of Gallen. Against the ropes in the corner Hall rocked Gallen on two occassions with rights to the chin. In the sixth and final round Gallen lands a solid right to the chin of Hall backing him into a corner. Both fighters exchanged rights at the same time on the chin. Hall landed a solid right in the final minute of the fight on the chin of Gallen. At the bell Hall landed a combination on the chin of Gallen. It was an exciting fight!
Scores were 58-56 Gallen, 57-57 twice as did this writer.