Dacquel loses OPBF title to WBA Oceana boss Maloney

By Michael De Vera

WBA #6, IBF #10 Super-flyweight contender Andrew Moloney (16-0, 10 KOs) defeated IBF #5, WBC #11 Rene Dacquel (20-7-1, 6 KOs) of the Philippines by unanimous decision over twelve rounds to unify the Filipino’s OPBF belt to his WBA Oceana title at the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. Judges scored the contest 117-111, 118-111, and 119-109 all for the Aussie, who fought as interim OPBF champ of the division.