Andrew Moloney-Froilan Saludar ESPN+ Weighing Report from Sydney
Andrew Moloney returns home to find a way to restore his winning ways.
The former WBA “World” bantamweight player is set for his scheduled ten-round regional title match against Froilan Saludar of the Philippines. Both fighters weigh in for the fight, which will broadcast live on ESPN+ this Tuesday from the Star Events Center in Sydney, Australia.
Moloney (21-2, 14KOs) weighed in at the 115-pound cut-off, while the well-moved Saludar (32-4-1, 22KOs) registered at 114.5 pounds for a third on-road appearance in his last four matches.
For Moloney, the match was his first against the no-name Joshua Franco for the first time since November 2019. It’s also been a long time since the 30-year-old Australian played at home, when he He stopped Elton Dharry after the eighth game. their WBA interim belt fight in Melbourne.
Moloney was promoted to the WBA “World” title just three months later, when Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez dethroned England’s Kal Yafai last February and immediately received recognition as the “Super” champion. ” of the sanctioning authority. Moloney’s hopes of advancing to a mandatory title challenge against the legendary Gonzalez were thwarted when he suffered his first defeat of his career, a 12-round decider against San Antonio’s Franco in June. last year at the MGM Grand Garden Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The two met in a rematch at the same venue five months later, where Moloney believes have won overtime to reclaim his title. Instead, the ruling was made No Decision, with the decision upheld after a lengthy on-site review. Their three-part matchup came this past August in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Moloney suffering another defeat in twelve innings, deciding unanimously.
Moloney’s goal now is to make another title reign in the lucrative bantamweight division, which he hopes will justify his case starting with Tuesday’s win.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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