Tony Tolj must like hub life.
The West Australian boxing promoter is so dedicated to his clients he’s prepared to go into a one-month quarantine lockdown in Australia — twice — plus another month inside a bubble.
Tolj is in Las Vegas with Australian boxing twins, Jason and Andrew Moloney, for world title bouts.
Jason fights unified bantamweight titlist and undefeated Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue, at The Bubble, MGM Grand Conference Center, on November 1.
Undefeated in 19 fights, Inoue holds the Ring Magazine and WBA and IBF titles.
A rematch between WBA junior bantamweight titlist Joshua Franco and Andrew Moloney will take place 13 days later.
The trio have flown back to Vegas after earlier bouts in June.
Unless the quarantine rules change, Tolj will be in lockdown for two weeks on his return to Sydney and then another two weeks at home in Perth.
For the second time this year. “All up, including the Vegas bubble, I would have spent three months in quarantine, twice this year overseas.
But they’re the sacrifices we must make for world titles at this time,” Tolj said.
Tolj’s transit just to get to Vegas features three flights — Perth to Sydney to San Francisco to Las Vegas, where they were quarantined at a house provided by Top Rank’s Bob Arum.
The following day they had COVID-19 tests and had to wait for a negative result before they were cleared for sparring
”We’re all very excited — we believe it’s their time,’ Tolj said.