2020 Jun 25

Jason Moloney vs. Leonardo Baez

10 rounds, bantamweights

Jason Moloney (20-1) faces off against Leonardo Baez (18-2) in the main event of Top Ranks thursday night card. There are some psychological aspects to consider in this fight. Firstly, Moloneys brother was beaten badly just 2 days ago and that can be in the back of his head. On the other hand of that we have Baez who surely is aware of the brother that lost the other day who also was a clear favourite to win and this will give him a tremendous amount of couragement and the belief that he can pull it off also. When you look at Moloneys high ko percentage (17/20) you would think that he is a very big puncher. But mostly what his high ko ratio has to do with is the opponents in this case. His last 3 knockout victims had been stopped a combined 13 times and in most of their losses, they were stopped and knocked out badly. Leonardo Baez, the opponent he will face this time around is not the kind you can get out of there quickly. He is big and strong and has a good engine to him. A lot of money has been coming in on Baez the last few days and the line is not as wide now as when it opened. (Sign in for our prediction & pick)

Jason Moloney is clearly the better boxer of the two and he has by far the more exstensive amateur career. This will not be an easy fight for Moloney but he will win enough rounds to earn a clear decision victory in this fight. The Pick is Jason Moloney to win by Decision for a price of -125 (1.80 decimal odds).

The Pick: Jason Moloney by Decision
Odds: -125 (1.80 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT