Tonight streaming live on ESPN+, Naoya Inoue will defend his WBA and IBF bantamweight titles in the main event against Jason Moloney from the Top Rank “Bubble” in Las Vegas.
Patrick L. Stumberg will be on the round-by-round call for the night’s final two fights, Inoue-Moloney and Ewa Brodnicka vs Mikaela Mayer for the now-vacant WBO junior lightweight title, which only Mayer can win after Brodnicka missed weight.
Inoue hasn’t fought in the U.S. since 2017, and this will be his first main event here, as well as his first fight under the Top Rank banner. The 27-year-old “Monster” has built an international cult following over the years, and there’s a lot of excitement about his career moving to the States. Moloney is a solid challenger and it should be a good main event as far as entertainment goes.
Aside from Brodnicka-Mayer, the undercard has four more fights lined up, too, for a full night of action on ESPN+.
How to Watch Inoue vs Moloney
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31 | Start Time: 7:30 pm ET
Location: Top Rank Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
Full Card (ESPN+, 7:30 pm ET)
- Naoya Inoue (19-0, 16 KO) vs Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KO), bantamweights, 12 rounds
- Ewa Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KO) vs Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KO), junior lightweights, 10 rounds
- Robson Conceicao (14-0, 7 KO) vs Luis Coria (12-3, 7 KO), junior lightweights, 10 rounds
- Julian Rodriguez (20-0, 13 KO) vs Jose Lopez (29-7-2, 15 KO), junior welterweights, 10 rounds
- Jared Anderson (6-0, 6 KO) vs Luis Pena (6-1, 6 KO), heavyweights, 6 rounds
- Andy Hiraoka (15-0, 10 KO) vs Rickey Edwards (12-4, 3 KO), junior welterweights, 8 rounds