MANILA, Philippines—Nonito Donaire will get his shot at regaining his world champion standing.
The World Boxing Council has ordered a title battle between Donaire and Australia’s Jason Moloney for the vacant WBC bantamweight belt, as per BoxingScene.com.
Donaire (42-7, 28KOs) is at the moment rated second within the 118 kilos by the WBC with Moloney (25-2, 19KOs) No. 1.
They had been put in as the highest two contenders by the WBC throughout its conference held final November.
In line with the report, the 2 camps are given till February 17 to come back to phrases and keep away from a handbag bid listening to.
The WBC strap was not too long ago relinquished by Japan’s Naoya Inoue on January 13, precisely a month after claiming the crown by stopping Paul Butler within the eleventh spherical to turn into the undisputed champion.
Inoue, who had crushed each Donaire—on two events—and Moloney throughout his rampage at bantamweight, will now be campaigning at 122 kilos the place he additionally plans to unify all of the titles.
Donaire, 40, has not fought since getting demolished by Inoue in two rounds of their rematch final June the place “The Filipino Flash” misplaced his WBC belt.
The 32-year-old Moloney is on a four-fight profitable streak since his knockout loss to Inoue in October 2020.
A victory by Donaire, a four-division champion, would mark his fourth title reign at bantamweight.
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