Hosking Promotions have wasted no time kicking of their 2018 event calendar with thei7th installment of Punches at the Park set for February 24th at StKilda City Hall in Melbourne Australia.
Maloney twins Andrew and Jason who are both undefeated in 15 outings and top 10 world ranked are set to headline the event against tough opponents as they both aim to edge closer to world title shots hopefully later in the year.
Andrew Maloney is rated WBA # 6 & # 10 with the IBF and current WBA Oceania and Commonwealth champion. He too will have his work cut out for him as he is scheduled totake on former world youth champion in Filipino Rene Dacquel (20-6-1) who is ranked # 5 in the world with the IBF.
The fight will be a defense of his Oceania title and also for the WBC aligned OPBF regional title. Dacquel also hasn’t been stopped in his 27-fight career and is no stranger when it comes to travelling to his opponent’s backyard.
Last year he travelled to Japan 3 times for 3 wins including an impressive performance beating Go Onaga 27-2. Jason is rated WBA # 9, WBO # 5, IBF # 12 while the WBC has him at # 20 in their world rankings.
He is the current WBA Oceania champion and is scheduled to face Immanuel Naidjala (23-4-1) for the vacant Commonwealth title. Naidjala a former world titlecontender hasn’t been stopped in his 28-fight career to date, and will prove to be Jason’s toughest test to date.
While the fans are in for 2 great match ups with the Main and Sub main event, the undercard is stacked with 6 more fights including 4 more undefeated young prospects.
Promoter Lynden Hosking said he was pleased with the line up for his first event in 2018. ‘The Maloney brothers are great to work with and both have a big year ahead of them as they move towards world title contention.
Both brothers have tough durable opponents who will make them work for the win in exciting fights. This is our 7th installment of Punches at the Park and the events are gaining in momentum and selling out.
The undercard will keep the fans entertained with 3×6 & 3×4 round fights, in all it will be a great night of boxing.