This Saturday, May 20, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, United States we’ll have a banger. The Japanese Junto Nakatani and the Australian Andrew Moloney will fight for the vacant WBO junior bantamweight title.
It will be an exciting fight between two boxers with very good numbers and aggressiveness in the ring, who have been known for knocking out their rivals.
Both fighters have compelling reasons to feel confident. Andrew Moloney, who has faced top-level opponents in the past, has the experience and skills to take on Nakatani. His aggressive style and ability to maintain a steady pace in the ring could be key elements in his quest. In addition, “The Monster” has mentioned that he feels especially motivated in this fight and that he is willing to give everything to get the world title.
For his part, Junto Nakatani is a talented fighter on the rise. His impeccable record and ability to keep his distance and use his reach have allowed him to outmaneuver several opponents. Nakatani hopes that his performance in this bout will bring him the recognition he deserves. The Japanese man is willing to leave everything in the ring and prove himself against an experienced opponent like Moloney.
Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 pm ET at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States
10:00 PM ET
Junto Nakatani -416
Andrew Moloney +262
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Why bet on Junto Nakatani?
Standing remarkably tall for his weight class (1.70m), Junto Nakatani has a significant reach advantage over many of his opponents. This distinctive trait allows him to keep a safe distance and control the pace of the fight to his advantage. His ability to use his reach effectively has been key to his success in the ring. Also, his southpaw is devastating.
The 25-year-old Japanese is undefeated since turning professional in 2015 and has 24 wins, 18 of them by KOs. He has won the vacant Japanese flyweight title and the vacant WBO flyweight title, which he has already held 2 times. He has only fought 1 time outside of Japan and it was in Arizona. At the time, he defeated Puerto Rican Ángel Acosta in his first defense in 2021.
In pre-fight interviews, Nakatani, like almost every Japanese, is respectful towards his opponent and acknowledges Moloney’s skills. However, he also makes it clear that he is determined to impress in his Las Vegas debut. He considers the Australian to be an above-average fighter and is aware that he will need to be at his best to beat him, and he hopes this fight will be the stepping stone that takes his career to the next level.
Why bet on Andrew Moloney?
Andrew Moloney is known for his aggressive style and willingness to constantly put pressure on his opponents. He is capable of throwing fast and powerful combinations, assiduously looking to break through to his rival. His determination and ability to maintain a steady pace in the ring make him a challenging boxer to anyone who finds himself in front of him.
Maloney, 32, has 27 fights in his career with 25 wins, 16 of them by knockout and 2 losses, both against Joshua Franco and consecutively, in the first he lost his WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title and then lost in the rematch for the title. He has won several titles, especially in Australia and Oceania, which he has managed to retain in several defenses, in addition to his last fight on October 16 of last year against Norbelto Jiménez, where he won the vacant WBO International super-flyweight title.
Recently, “The Monster” expressed his confidence in his ability to defeat Junto Nakatani and take the world title. Moloney, who has already demonstrated his prowess in the ring, appears confident and focused on his goal of victory. The Australian boxer has worked hard on his physical and tactical preparation and is convinced that he can overcome the challenges posed by Nakatani.
Final Betting Analysis – Junto Nakatani vs. Andrew Moloney
At MyBookie.ag we find that Junto Nakatani is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -416, while Ismael Andrew Moloney has +262.
The showdown between Nakatani and Moloney promises to be an intense and action-packed battle. Both fighters have different fighting styles, which could lead to a great combination of punches and strategies. Moloney will look to pressure Nakatani with his aggression and speed, while Nakatani will try to take advantage of his reach and distance to control the pace of the fight. We believe that the Japanese will have a plus with his height and reach of his arms to take the victory.
Go for a straight win for Junto Nakatani in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -416, you will gain $24 for a total payout of $124.
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