Australia’s Andrew Moloney will seek redemption this weekend, aiming to avenge his only career loss, against Joshua Franco.
The first fight took place in June of this year, defying all odds against travelling, with COVID-19 restrictions Moloney, his twin brother Jason and manager/promoter Tony Tolj made way to Las Vegas.
The fight didn’t go Andrew’s way, which saw him lose his WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title, via unanimous decision.
“Both my eardrums burst, it affected my balance a lot, I felt sick throughout the fight and when they were announcing the decision, I had to bite down on my tongue because I was about to throw up” Moloney said.
Moloney suffered 2 perforated eardrums, a broken nose, along with bad lacerations inside his mouth.
“None of the injuries I sustained in the ring can compare to the pain of losing my world title.”
Moloney says “that belt means everything to me, that belt is the ticket to my son’s future and I’m not leaving the ring on Saturday night without it.”
Standing in front of him once again will be USA’s Joshua Franco, also known as ‘The Professor’, who holds a professional record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws.
Franco will be looking to make it seven fights in a row undefeated.
“I took his best punches in the fight, I know what he has, so I’m very confident and my work rate is going to take over from the beginning” Franco told Fino Boxing.
Franco was asked if things don’t go his way on Saturday night, would he be interested in a trilogy fight with Moloney.
Franco responded by saying “I’m not even thinking about that, but if they don’t, then maybe the trilogy, but it’s not gonna happen.”
You can catch all of the action from this fight on the Crawford vs Brook card this weekend.
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