Two-time world title challenger Jason Moloney returns to the ring this weekend, fighting Francisco Pedroza on the Mikaela Mayer vs Jennifer Han undercard – live on ESPN and ESPN+ in the USA – from The Hangar at Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
It’s Moloney’s first outing since beating Joshua Greer Jr for the vacant WBC silver bantamweight title last summer.
Pedroza holds a modest record of 17-10-2 and isn’t expected to overly trouble the Australian bantamweight who’s only losses have come at the very elite end of the sport, vs Naoya Inoue and Emmanuel Rodriguez for world titles.
We sat down with Jason Moloney for 12 Rounds of questions ahead of his fight this weekend with Francisco Pedroza.
First memories of boxing:
My twin brother Andrew and I sparring in the lounge room. We had no idea what we were doing but we would put on the gloves and just go for it. No rounds, probably around 30-40mins straight. Just two very competitive brothers who loved to fight.
Favourite fighter, past or present:
Past: Sugar Ray Leonard
Best friend in boxing:
My brother, Andrew
Not reaching my potential and not achieving my dreams.
Favourite music artist:
Hard choice, I like a wide variety of music. Probably AC-DC or Queen.
Favourite cheat meal:
Your perfect vacation location:
Always wanted to go to the Maldives.
If you weren’t a boxer you would be:
I did an apprenticeship in landscaping so I’d probably still be doing that.
If you could invite one person to attend your next fight who would it be:
My first boxing coach Joe Mahon – RIP. He’d love to see the level we have reached.
I can’t live without…
My family – Fiancé Jorja and two daughters, Isla & Billie.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life:
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