Tim Tszyu took one step closer to becoming a contender while Andrew Moloney may have secured himself a shot at the WBA super flyweight title.
On an ESPN+ card in Australia, Tszyu scored numerous uppercuts to get a first-round TKO win over Marcos Jesus Cornejo and Moloney got a 10th-round TKO win over former champion Luis Concepcion.
Tszyu started the fight on fire, landing multiple vicious uppercuts to his opponent, who tried to protect himself by placing himself against the ropes, but Tszyu was too much for Cornejo. The referee was then forced to stop the fight with less than 40 second remaining in the round, awarding Tszyu his 11th professional win.
As for the co-main event, that fight saw Moloney get the biggest win of his career by defeating Concepcion. Moloney was ahead on the cards at the time of the stoppage in the 10th round and dominated the first half of the fight, landing a flurry of left hooks and body shots.
Concepcion started to come back in the seventh and eighth round by being the aggressor and landing cleaner punches, but Moloney shifted the tide in his favor with a hard right and subsequent jabs which hurt Concepcion in the ninth round. Moloney continued throwing hard right hands and as Concepcion was getting hit too much and not protecting himself, the referee had to stop the fight, awarding Moloney the victory.
In an interview with Fightful days before the fight, Moloney stated that he wanted to fight in the United States sometime in 2019 and hoped a win over Concepcion would put the undefeated Australian, ranked in the top five by the WBA and in the top 15 by all the governing bodies, in a fight with WBA champion Kal Yafai.