Andrew Moloney will be out to settle scores when he meets American Joshua Franco in their trilogy bout for the WBA Super Flyweight title on August 15.
After Franco took a unanimous decision in their first meeting last year, the Australian sharpened his game plan ahead of their rematch in November.
In the second bout, Moloney was boxing beautifully behind an educated jab. That was until it was ruled that a head clash had caused fight ending damage to his opponent’s right eye. This resulted in a no contest, meaning Franco retained his belt.
Video reviewed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission showed no sign of such incident, but the ruling was upheld.
Commentators, former fighters and fans alike were bemused by the decision. Of course, nobody felt the impact more than Moloney and his team.
Ever the consummate professional, the 30 year old is now driven to write the wrongs of the injustice.
“I’m a class above Joshua Franco. I’ve got plenty more tools in my tool kit than what he does,” Moloney told The Inner Sanctum.
“He’s a good boxer, but I believe I’m a better boxer than he is.
“I’ve gone to a whole new level.”
All eyes within the boxing world will turn to Tulsa, Oklahoma next weekend for the conclusion of the highly anticipated trilogy.
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