Nonito Donaire, Jason Moloney ordered to fight for vacant WBC title


CARSON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: Nonito Donaire reacts after a third round knockout win over Reymart Gaballo for the WBC World Bantamweight Championship at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 11, 2021 in Carson, California.

FILE– Donaire reacts after a 3rd spherical knockout win over Reymart Gaballo for the WBC World Bantamweight Championship at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park on December 11, 2021 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Photographs/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Nonito Donaire will get his shot at regaining his world champion standing.

The World Boxing Council has ordered a title battle between Donaire and Australia’s Jason Moloney for the vacant WBC bantamweight belt, as per BoxingScene.com.

Donaire (42-7, 28KOs) is at present rated second within the 118 kilos by the WBC with Moloney (25-2, 19KOs) No. 1.

They have been put in as the highest two contenders by the WBC throughout its conference held final November.

Based on the report, the 2 camps are given till February 17 to return to phrases and keep away from a handbag bid listening to.

The WBC strap was not too long ago relinquished by Japan’s Naoya Inoue on January 13, precisely a month after claiming the crown by stopping Paul Butler within the eleventh spherical to grow to be the undisputed champion.

Inoue, who had crushed each Donaire—on two events—and Moloney throughout his rampage at bantamweight, will now be campaigning at 122 kilos the place he additionally plans to unify all of the titles.

Donaire, 40, has not fought since getting demolished by Inoue in two rounds of their rematch final June the place “The Filipino Flash” misplaced his WBC belt.

The 32-year-old Moloney is on a four-fight successful streak since his knockout loss to Inoue in October 2020.

A victory by Donaire, a four-division champion, would mark his fourth title reign at bantamweight.

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