Andrew Moloney Dominates Norbelto Jimenez!
In front of his home country’s fans in Australia, former WBA Regular super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney (25-2-1, 16KOs) took on two-time world title challenger Norbelto Jimenez (31-10-6, 16KOs) in a pivotal matchup. Moloney, ranked #4 (WBO), #9 (IBF), #5 (WBC) and #6 (WBA), looked to further enhance his standings in hopes of securing a world title opportunity in the near future. After going 0-2-1 against Joshua Franco, Moloney has reeled off three consecutive victories.
Jimenez, ranked second (WBO), third (WBC), and ninth (WBA), knew a victory would keep him on track for another world title shot. He is already 0-2 in two world title fights. At 31 years old with nine losses and a record of 2-2-1 in his last five fights, he simply couldn’t afford another bump in the road.
The fighters had barely broken a sweat before the roughhouse tactics began. Jimenez would immediately be warned by the referee about hitting on the break. In round two, Moloney would score a knockdown with his jab. As the fight continued, Jimenez would continue get verbal warnings from the referee before ultimately having a point deducted. He would get knocked down a second time.
While Moloney was busy fighting, Jimenez would be too focused on arguing and complaining to the referee. While he had his moments in the fight, it wouldn’t be enough as he would suffer his tenth career loss. Moloney would be announced as the winner by unanimous decision 97-90, 98-88, 98-89.
By: Jerrell Fletcher