A constructive coronavirus take a look at has rocked the Las Vegas combat card of Australian boxer Jason Moloney.
The main occasion junior welterweight contest scheduled for Thursday (Friday AEST) within the MGM Grand On line casino “bubble” concerning Puerto Rico’s Jose Padraza and New York’s Mikkel LesPierre was cancelled immediately after the latter’s manager tested constructive to the virus.
Moloney, a best-five rated bantamweight, can take on Mexican brawler Leonard Baez on the exact card.
Two times previously, Moloney’s twin brother Andrew will protect his WBA super flyweight title against Texan challenger Joshua Franco in front of vacant stands.
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The Moloneys’ manager, Tony Tolj, claimed the take a look at proved just how rigorous combat promoter Prime Rank has been in enforcing protocols and tests to safeguard fighters included in an ground breaking schedule of combat cards at the MGM. “Top Rank seriously is at the forefront of boxing and pretty, pretty rigorous with their tests,” Tolj informed AAP.
“Speaking from knowledge, we had been not authorized to enter the Prime Rank gym until we had been all tested and the sparring partners had been not authorized in until they had been tested.
“Once we go within the bubble at the MGM there is rigorous tests far too.” The Melbourne-born, Kingscliff-primarily based Moloneys are presently residing in a property in Las Vegas and instruction at the Prime Rank gym.
They will be tested and if cleared authorized to shift into the MGM bubble on Saturday.
The bubble has a specifically-built boxing ring, instruction amenities and residing quarters slice off from the outdoors world.
The fights will be broadcast on ESPN in the US and FOX Sports activities in Australia. Manager Jose Tavarez claimed he was devastated his constructive take a look at cancelled his fighter’s bout.
“I apologise for the inconvenience this prompted,” he claimed.
“I am not exhibiting any signs or symptoms.” Prime Rank manufactured it very clear to fighters and their groups a constructive take a look at will bar the fighter from taking part in their bout.
It is the 2nd constructive take a look at, with Mikaela Mayer last week pulled from her MGM bubble bout immediately after a constructive take a look at.