Moloney: "The Mood Is Fantastic,
We Have Shared Plenty Of Laughs"
Australia’s Jason Moloney shares in-depth insight into his
preparations ahead of the Ali Trophy Quarter-Final against
Puerto Rico’s IBF World Bantamweight Champion Emmanuel
Rodriguez October 20 at the CFE Arena, Orlando, USA.
When did you travel to Orlando?
“We flew over to Orlando on September 27 to give our selves
a good three weeks over here to settle in and acclimatize
perfectly before fight night. Obviously, Australia is very
far away and the time difference is huge so we came nice and
early to make sure that we will perform at our absolute
How have you been setting up your camp?
“We have a really great camp going over here. We arranged
great sparring and we are working very hard but the mood is
fantastic and we have shared plenty of laughs. We have a
pool at our house and we bought a table tennis table which
has produced some fierce competitions. Physically and
mentally I am in a really great place right now.”
Can you share other details from your preparations?
“We are all here for one purpose and that is to become World
Champion. The whole team here is going above and beyond to
make sure I have everything I need to perform at my absolute
“Everything from my meals, training, massage and recovery,
everything is perfect. As always, we are leaving no stone
unturned in our preparation.”
How is it to see yourself on big billboards in Orlando?
“Being on the other side of the world and seeing myself on
big billboards and posters around the streets really is an
amazing feeling. This is where I want to be, in the big
fights and on the biggest stage. There will be no better
feeling in the world than having my hand raised on October
What can the fans expect from you on October 20?
“The fans can expect an explosive, entertaining, all action
fight! I am willing to do whatever it takes to make sure I
win this fight. This has been my dream for many, many years
and I will not let this opportunity slip.”
Did you watch Inoue-Payano, and what do you think of it?
“Yes, I watched the Inoue v Payano fight. Obviously, Payano
got caught early, which can happen, this is boxing but right
now my only focus is Emmanuel Rodriguez and becoming the new
IBF World Champion.”
The second Ali Trophy quarter-final bout of the huge night
of boxing in Orlando, Florida is a cruiserweight clash
between Cuban Yunier Dorticos and Poland’s Mateusz Masternak.