Aussie Andrew Moloney shall be out to get again what he believes is rightfully his when he takes on Josh Franco for the WBA tremendous flyweight title.
It’s the third time the duo have met within the ring, with Franco successful the primary final June in an upset unanimous resolution victory over Moloney.
A subsequent rematch bout was overshadowed by controversy after ending in a ‘no resolution’ verdict after the referee dominated swelling on Franco’s eye was brought on by a headbutt.
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To at the present time Moloney nonetheless believes it ought to have been a TKO ruling in his favour and taunted Franco on the pre-fight press convention, insisting the complete world agrees.
“I do know 100% deep down inside there was no headbutt… the entire world is aware of there was no head conflict,” he mentioned.
Moloney believes Franco underestimated him within the second bout however is anticipated a much more decided opponent this time round given he has a lot to show.
Brother Jason can even look to get himself again on the trail in the direction of world title rivalry after a prolonged 11-month layoff.
Moloney (21-2, 18 KOs) was stopped in his final struggle in opposition to Naoya Inoue and now American Joshua Greer (22-2-2, 12 KOs) awaits.
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Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali, can even make his skilled debut in opposition to Jordan Weeks on Sunday earlier than the Franco vs Moloney important occasion.
“I really feel like everybody places this strain on me due to my grandfather being who he was, however to me, it’s simply my grandfather,” he mentioned.
“To everybody else, it’s the Best of All Time. I imagine that too, however to me, it’s simply my grandfather.”
WHEN: Sunday, August 15
START TIME: The motion is anticipated to get underway from 11am with the primary occasion at round 1pm
WHERE: Arduous Rock Lodge & On line casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
HOW TO WATCH: Watch on Main Event, available on Foxtel and Kayo
Joshua Franco vs. Andrew Moloney for Franco’s WBA tremendous flyweight title
Arnold Barboza Jr. vs Antonio Moran (tremendous lightweights)
Jason Moloney vs. Joshua Greer (bantamweights)
Karlos Balderas vs. Fidel Cervantes (light-weight)
Nico Ali Walsh vs. Jordan Weeks (cruiserweight)
TALE OF THE TAPE
Nationality : American
Attain : 67ins
Complete fights : 21
File :17-1-2 with 8 KOs
Attain : 65ins
Complete fights : 23
File : 21-1-0 with 14 KOs