Vincent Astrolabio’s first world title shot ends in defeat to Jason Moloney

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Jason Moloney celebrates after beating Vincent Astrolabio to win the vacant WBO bantamweight title in Stockton, California. Photograph from Prime Rank

MANILA, Philippines—Vincent Astrolabio got here up quick in his first world title shot, shedding to Australia’s Jason Moloney on Sunday (Manila time) in at Stockton Enviornment in Stockton, California, USA.

It was third time’s the allure for Moloney, who lastly grew to become a world champion after a few failed makes an attempt previously.

Moloney (26-2 19KOs) claimed the vacant WBO bantamweight crown after edging Astrolabio by majority determination, 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112.

The 26-year-old Astrolabio (18-4, 13KOs) noticed his six-fight profitable streak snapped.

Astrolabio additionally failed to hitch Marlon Tapales and Melvin Jerusalem as the one present Filipino world boxing champions.

Moloney was purported to problem one other Filipino in Nonito Donaire for the WBC belt which was additionally vacated by Naoya Inoue. However Moloney opted to struggle for the WBO title as an alternative.

Vincent Astrolabio vs Jason Moloney

Vincent Astrolabio lands a punch in opposition to Jason Moloney throughout their world title struggle in Stockton, California. Photograph from Prime Rank

Astrolabio additionally went the identical route after knocking out Russia’s Nikolai Potapov in an IBF title eliminator final December.

All 4 main titles within the bantamweight division have been relinquished by Inoue, who moved as much as 122 kilos final January after changing into undisputed at 118.

The WBC strap will now be contested by Donaire and Mexico’s Alexandro Santiago with the situation and date of the bout have but to be introduced.


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