Australia’s Jason Moloney is eager to secure his shot at WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, as he looks to hammer down a final eliminator in early 2022. Moloney defeated Joshua Greer in the middle of 2021, picking up the WBC Silver title, putting him in line for a shot at the champion Donaire.
“I want to get a final eliminator for Donaire,” Moloney stated. “I’ve worked really hard to come back an improved fighter from the Naoya Inoue fight and I believe I now have the skill set to push everybody in the bantamweight division. I think I showed that in the Greer fight.
“I want the WBC title, that’s the dream. So if that means fighting Nonito Donaire then so be it. It’ll be a great fight against a great champion. Firstly I have to get past whoever they put in front of me in an eliminator and that looks to be a 51-1 fighter from Thailand, so that’s my objective as of now, but fighting Donaire was on my Christmas last year!”
From a rating standpoint, Nawaphon Kaikanha sits at number one in the WBC ratings at 118lbs and Moloney opened up about a potential clash with the impressive Thailand native.
“Kaikanha is a quality fighter, you don’t get to WBC number one if you’re not, but if I can’t get Donaire now, that’s the fight I really want so my team can put me in a position to fight Donaire. I can’t look passed Kailanha however, he’s a quality fighter and I wouldn’t want to fight anyone who wasn’t quality to be made mandatory for the world title.