What’s Next For Former Champion Andrew Moloney?

Making his United States debut a few weeks ago, Andrew Moloney was looking to create a moment he will never forget. In a sense, he did, as he competed in a back and forth affair against Joshua Franco in one of the first bouts of Top Rank’s return to action.

Following a moment of reflection and time with family, Moloney is looking to do it all again.

Moloney (21-1) lost to Franco (17-1-2) via unanimous decision, giving up his WBA Super-Flyweight Championship in the process. Stating it wasn’t his night, Moloney promised to be back better than ever. He is looking to stick true to his word, as he has exercised a rematch clause. In a tweet, Moloney stated that a second bout, with a date and location to be determined, will be taking place.

“I’m extremely excited to announce that I will be having a rematch with Joshua Franco. I want to say a huge thanks to @BobArum and the @trboxing team for giving me this opportunity. I worked my whole life to get that World Title and I’m now hungrier than ever to get it back!”

During the fight between the two, Moloney would start the bout off hot right away. Meanwhile, Franco, who before the fight went 1-0-2 with Oscar Negrete, would thrive in the later rounds. Franco knocked down Moloney twice in the bout. CompuBox had Franco landing 231 shots out of 789 while Moloney only landed 191 out of 663. He had an 82-36 advantage in punches landed from rounds nine through 11.

After the fight, it was revealed that Moloney suffered from two perforated eardrums. Moloney is finally back in Australia and can see his family. Preparing to be well-rested, Moloney is excited for the opportunity to potentially regain his title.

“I worked my whole life to get that world title and I’m now hungrier than ever to get it back,” Moloney told Boxing Scene. “I can’t wait to get back to America and fight on the big stage again soon.

“I’m now more motivated than ever to get my world title back.”

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