Melbourne: A set of identical twins
highlighted the 10-strong Australian boxing squad, dominated
by teenagers, announced on Monday for the Commonwealth Games in
The 19-year-old Moloney brothers, Andrew and Jason, are
set to become the first boxing twins to represent Australia at
the Commonwealth level when they take the ring in the October
3 to 14 event.
While Andrew competes in the light fly weight 49kg
division, Jason will be fighting it out in the fly weight 52kg
category in the squad announced today.
Andrew is a minute younger than Jason.
They join cricketers Mark and Steve Waugh (1998) and
cyclists Remo and Salsonetti (1978) as only the third pair of
twins to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.
The Moloneys are among five teenagers who will make their
debuts in Delhi, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association
The 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Luke Jackson
(lightweight) will be the most experienced member of the
Australian boxing contingent, the oldest member of which is
Russian-born super-heavyweight pugilist Alexey Mukhin (29).
The squad: Andrew Moloney (light flyweight), Jason
Moloney (flyweight), Ibrahim Balla (bantamweight), Luke
Jackson (lightweight), Luke Woods (light welterweight),
Cameron Hammond (welterweight), Damien Hooper (middleweight),
Dane Mulivai (light heavyweight), Giancarlo Squillace
(heavyweight), Alexey Mukhin (super heavyweight).