Former WBA World Super Flyweight champion Andrew Moloney will be preparing for a return to the ring, following the announcement that the 32-year-old will face Filipino boxer Judy Flores on December the 9th.
Scheduled to be held at Pullan Event Centre in Melbourne, the fight will mark his first fight since Moloney’s defeat to Japan’s Junto Nakatani back in May this year.
Moloney recently spoke with media and shared that he was ready for the opportunity to bounce back from his previous fight.
“I’m itching to be back in the ring,” Moloney said.
“Thank you to my promoter Top Rank for getting me this opportunity and coming together with Wild Fighter Promotions and Dragon Fire Boxing for putting everything together so I can get back in the ring the years out and set up a big 2024.
“I’ve rested and reset after the Nakatani fight. I’m ready to get back in there and I know I’m still improving, that’s what’s exciting, and I may go down to flyweight in 2024. That’s yet to be determined, I’m still ambitious in the sport and will be World Champion again by any means necessary.”
Moloney had high praise for his opponent Flores, who comes from the same camp as Marlon Tapales and Naoya Inoue Challenger. Despite the challenge ahead of him, Moloney admits that he’s looking forward to it.
“Flores is a solid customer, I’m not overlooking him at all. He comes from a really solid camp which has multiple current and former world champions, so he’s going to be game and try to test me. That excites me.
“He knows he has nothing to lose and everything to gain, I need to show I’m back to my best and have another world title in me, so there’s a lot at stake on December 9.
“I believe I have a lot left in the tank and I intend on showing it December 9 in Victoria. It’s always nice to box at home, and put on a show, so I’m zoned in on putting on an explosive performance.”