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Jason Moloney reveals he broke his hand during WBO title win

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Boxing star Jason Moloney revealed that he actually broke his hand during his WBO title win over Vincent Astrolabio.

Speaking to Top Rank Boxing following his win to capture the vacant WBO bantamweight world title via majority decision, the pugilist revealed that he broke his hand early on in the bout.

Moloney boxed intelligently to prevent Astrolabio’s ever-present power from hurting him. Astrolabio had some success in cutting the distance in the early rounds, but by the middle rounds, the 32-year-old native of Melbourne, Australia, began easily controlling the fight with constant footwork and jabs.

Despite what appeared to be a clear Moloney win, one judge scored the fight 114-114. That score was overruled by scores of 115-113 and 116-112 for Moloney, who will return home as champion.

Jason Moloney Broken Hand

‘I thought I won it going away, but all that matters is the victory. And now I have this belt for the rest of my life. I broke my hand in the third or fourth round” he revealed.

“It hurt every time I threw it. But I knew this was my last chance to make my dream come true. This is half the job done for Team Moloney. Next week, [twin brother] Andrew will join me as champion of the world” he concluded.

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