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Inoue vs Moloney: Live stream, results, round by round, how to watch, start time

Naoya Inoue takes on Jason Moloney in tonight’s ESPN+ main event.

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Round By Round

Naoya Inoue vs Jason Moloney

Round 1: Moloney moving forward. Body jab from Inoue. Quick exchange in the center, neither lands clean. Another body jab, then one upstairs on the counter. Simultaneous jabs, Inoue’s looks the harder. Moloney whiffs on a right hook. Cross counter lands for Inoue. Halfway through the round. Moloney digs a right downstairs. Overhand right from Inoue, Moloney answers in kind before clinching. Both men working behind their jabs. Moloney backs him to the ropes, can’t capitalize, walks into a jab. Moloney rips the body inside with two good shots. Inoue 1-2, Moloney counter right. Inoue 10-9.

Round 2: Inoue still sending out the jab. Left hook from Moloney inside. Inoue tries a left hook, eats a jab. Good body shot from Moloney. Moloney doing well this round, staying busy. Inoue with a right downstairs. Halfway through. More jabs by the Monster, takes a right hand to the body. Double jab. Left hook, 1-2. Moloney blocks a left hook, takes a double jab once again. Clinch. Inoue’s retaken this round with his jab. 1-2 splits Moloney’s guard. Check left hook. Inoue 10-9, 20-18.

Round 3: Moloney catches him with a jab as Inoue tries an uppercut. 1-1-2 from Inoue to answer a body shot. Moloney tries to double the left hook to the body and eats an uppercut. Inoue 1-1-2, whiffs on a leaping hook. Moloney cross counter. Both bang the body. Hard uppercuts by Inoue halfway through. Moloney goes low-high with right hands, caught by a big left hook from Inoue. Moloney’s getting inside this round but getting outgunned. Uppercut from Inoue. Moloney with a counter hook. Good right around the guard. Inoue stalking. Good right hand from Moloney, gets cracked by an uppercut that seems to sting him. 1-2 from Inoue. Moloney landed his best shots of the fight, but Inoue 10-9, 30-27.

Round 4: Moloney with a 1-2 downstairs, met by a 1-2 upstairs. Inoue tries a double uppercut. Stiff jab. Counter left hook. Counter right. Nasty body shot. Moloney snaps his head back with a jab, eats body shots for his trouble. They slug at close range. Halfway through. Trading jabs. Nice 2-2-3 from Moloney on the ropes. Inoue with a heavy right cross and 1-2 in return, clinch. Moloney counter right. Inoue walking through everything so far, rips the body. Hard combo before the bell. Inoue 10-9, 40-36.

Round 5: Stiff jabs from Inoue, hard left hook behind them. Moloney tries to answer a jab with a 1-2. Good body work against the ropes. Left hooks by Inoue, right cross afterwards. Moloney trying to force him back. Trading jabs. Halfway through. 1-2-3-3 from Inoue. Good 1-2. More jabs. Left hook, then a nasty straight right stings Moloney and prompts a clinch. Another chopping right prompts another clinch. More jabs, combination at the bell. Inoue 10-9, 50-45.

Round 6: Inoue with an early body shot, then a massive check hook that sits Moloney down. Moloney’s back up in a hurry but here comes the Monster. Hard 1-2. Moloney headlocks him to slow him down. 3-2 connects as he stalks Moloney. ANother big left hook. Halfway through the round. Moloney surviving well with movement and clinches. Counter hook catches him again. 3-2 lands clean for Inoue. Lead right. Stiff jab splits Moloney’s guard. Moloney still on defense. Inoue targets the body late. Inoue 10-8, 60-53.

Round 7: Inoue continues to land that stabbing jab. Body shots from Moloney. Check hook catches Moloney again. Combination from Inoue. Brutal counter uppercut. Halfway through. Moloney jabs fall short, Inoue’s do not. More heavy jabs. Counter jab from Moloney as he continues to eat potshots. Moloney with a right to the body inside. Heavy jabs form Inoue, then a straight right that sends Moloney crumpling Zepeda-Baranchyk style. He’s conscious, but he’s absolutely done. Inoue TKO-7.

Mikaela Mayer vs Ewa Brodnicka

Round 1: Mayer on the front foot to start, pushing behind her jab. Good little clinch exchange. Good jabs and 1-2, hard left hands inside by Mayer. Halfway through. Mayer body shots as they clinch. Jab exchange. Another clinch from Brodnicka. Now Mayer clinches. They trade in the center. Mayer 10-9.

Round 2: Trading jabs to start. Both look for body shots in the clinch; Brodnicka warned for holding. Good series of jabs from Brodnicka, counters met by a Mayer right hand. Brodnicka holds, takes body punches. Halfway through. Brodnicka moving well. Mayer to the body in the clinch. Again they trade at close range. 1-2, body shots by Mayer. They trade at the bell. Mayer 10-9, 20-18.

Round 3: Mayer follows body jabs with a 1-2. Brodnicka lands a counter right, clinches. Mayer just seems to be putting muc more heat behind her shots than Brodnicka. Mayer combination, clinch. Halfway through. 1-2 from Brodnicka, still circling. Mayer bangs the body inside once again as Brodnicka holds. Brodnicka holds, Mayer punches the body. Another warning from the ref. Both land sharp right hands. Brodnicka holds again at the bell and gets another warning. Mayer 10-9, 30-27.

Round 4: They exchange to start the round. Mayer still the one on the front foot. Clinch. Good right from Mayer catches Brodnicka throwing; Brodnicka landed as well, but there’s the power imbalance again. They trade in the center. Halfway through. Mayer jabs, Brodnicka counter right. Both attack the body in close. Counter right from Mayer. Double jab. Mayer with some nice body shots before the bell. Mayer 10-9, 40-36.

Round 5: Brodnicka circling as usual. Mayer lands a jab. 1-2 lands for her as Brodnicka steps in. Brodnicka clinches. Good 1-2 by Brodnicka, avoids the right hand in return. Halfway through. Combination from Brodnicka, clinch, right cross afterwards. Mayer having some trouble cutting the ring off this round. Clinch. They trade at close range. Left hook by Mayer. Brodnicka 10-9, Mayer 49-46.

Round 6: Brodnicka gets her third “last warning” for holding. Mayer with some nice body shots in the clinch. Landing well as Brodnicka continues to hold. There’s the point deduction. Halfway through. Brodnicka answers a 1-2 with a counter. Mayer with a left hook as she separates. Brodnicka continues to hold, eats some hard body shots. Mayer 10-8, 59-54.

Round 7: Brodnicka a little more active as she circles now. They trade, Mayer lands downstairs. Both land to the body. Brodnicka holds again. And again halfway through the round. Brodnicka again latches onto Mayer’s arm and she loses another point for it. Hard 1-2 by Mayer as she lands to the body inside. Now Brodnicka with a sharp cross on an angle. Both land before the bell. Mayer 10-8, 69-62,

Round 8: Mayer advancing, lands a left hand after a clinch. Body shots met by a Brodnicka head shot. More body work by Mayer. Jab exchange. Halfway through. Counter right lands for the Pole, Mayer unleashes a flurry to the body and head. More good inside work by Mayer. Combo from Brodnicka, who eats left hooks to the body and head. Brodnicka keeping up with her in these exchanges. Nice trades in center ring. 1-1-2 from Mayer. Mayer 10-9, 79-71.

Round 9: Left hook from Mayer to start. Body work in the clinch. Brodnicka’s doing better now that she’s not allowed to hold. Exchanges in the center. Mayer punches into the clinch, lands a left hook downstairs. Brodnicka clinch, eats body shots a minute in. 1-2 lands for her, then a jab behind it. 1-2. Right hands from Mayer in the clinch. Mayer left hook met by a 1-2. Mayer 10-9, 89-80.

Round 10: Mayer landing flurries in the early going. Counter right as Brodnicka ties up. Brodnicka 1-2, Mayer body shots. Good exchanges halfway through, clinch. Short left uppercuts by Mayer. Both land body shots. More body work from Mayer inside. Brodnicka trading with her at close range but seemingly outgunned. They trade in the center to end things. Mayer 10-9, 99-89.


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
Stream: ESPN+


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