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Andrew Moloney
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Monster
Weight(s)
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Reach165 cm (65 in)
BornMelbourne, Australia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights27
Wins24
Wins by KO16
Losses2
No contests1

Andrew Moloney is an Australian professional boxer who held the WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title in 2020, having previously held the interim title since 2019. At regional level he held the WBA Oceania bantamweight title from 2016 to 2017 and the Commonwealth super-flyweight title in 2017. As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the flyweight division. As of June 2020, he is ranked as the world’s seventh best active super-flyweight by The Ring magazine,[1] eighth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board[2] and ninth by BoxRec.[3]

Amateur career

Moloney represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014.

Moloney also competed in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, and the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships.

In his amateur career, Moloney has won 7 state and 7 national titles.[4]

2014 Commonwealth Games

Moloney qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games after claiming the Australian national amateur flyweight title.

He progressed through the preliminary bouts with a unanimous 3-0 win over Waisu Taiwo (Nigeria), before facing Northern Ireland's Ruairi Dalton in the quarterfinal stage, where he again progressed with a 3-0 decision.

Moloney then faced the hometown favourite Reece McFadden of Scotland, where Moloney adopted a patient gameplan to upset the Scot 2-1 on the judge's scorecards to progress through to the final.

The gold medal bout, staged at the SEC Armadillo, was contested with Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem. Moloney scored a unanimous 3-0 decision to claim the gold medal.

Professional career

Following his success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Moloney turned professional in October 2014. In 2018, Moloney fought former titlist Luis Concepción, who was ranked #5 by the WBA and #15 WBC at the time, and beat him via tenth-round stoppage.[5]

On 16 May 2019, legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum announced that Top Rank had signed both Andrew and his twin brother Jason as a part of their stable.[6]

On 15 November 2019, Moloney, ranked #1 by the WBA at the time, challenged WBA #5 Elton Dharry for the vacant WBA interim super-flyweight title and came out victorious via eighth-round TKO.[7] After Román González won his fight against Kal Yafai, originally set for the WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title, González was subsequently elevated to WBA (Super) champion, which left the space for Moloney to be elevated to the new WBA (Regular) super-flyweight champion.[8]

Personal life

Andrew is a twin brother to Jason Moloney, who is also a professional boxer.[9]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
25 fights 22 wins 2 losses
By knockout 14 0
By decision 8 2
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
25 Win 22–2 (1) Philippines Froilan Saludar UD 10 21 Dec 2021 Australia The Star, Sydney, Australia
24 Loss 21–2 (1) United States Joshua Franco UD 12 14 Aug 2021 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. For WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title
23 NC 21–1 (1) United States Joshua Franco NC 3 (12), 0:01 Nov 14, 2020 United States MGM Grand Conference Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title;
Fight stopped after Franco suffered an eye injury from an accidental head clash
22 Loss 21–1 United States Joshua Franco UD 12 23 Jun 2020 United States MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, US Lost WBA (Regular) super-flyweight title
21 Win 21–0 Guyana Elton Dharry RTD 8 (12), 3:00 15 Nov 2019 Australia Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia Won WBA interim super-flyweight title
20 Win 20–0 Tanzania Selemani Bangaiza TKO 2 (10), 1:57 15 Jun 2019 Australia Seagulls Rugby League Club, Tweed Heads, Australia
19 Win 19–0 Chile Miguel Gonzalez TKO 8 (12) 22 Mar 2019 Chile Gran Arena Monticello, San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile
18 Win 18–0 Panama Luis Concepción TKO 10 (10), 1:53 8 Sep 2018 Australia Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia Retained WBA Oceania super-flyweight title
17 Win 17–0 Philippines Richard Claveras UD 12 19 May 2018 Australia Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA Oceania super-flyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Philippines Rene Dacquel UD 12 24 Feb 2018 Australia St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA Oceania super-flyweight title;
Won OPBF super-flyweight title
15 Win 15–0 Tanzania Hashimu Zuberi TKO 4 (12), 2:03 21 Oct 2017 Australia Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA Oceania super-flyweight title;
Won vacant Commonwealth super-flyweight title
14 Win 14–0 Philippines Raymond Tabugon TKO 4 (10), 2:42 19 Aug 2017 Australia Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Won interim OPBF and WBA Oceania super-flyweight titles
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Aramis Solis KO 3 (10), 2:59 3 Jun 2017 Australia Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA Oceania bantamweight title
12 Win 12–0 Philippines Renoel Pael UD 8 3 Feb 2017 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
11 Win 11–0 Argentina Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz KO 4 (10), 1:00 10 Dec 2016 Australia Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA Oceania bantamweight title
10 Win 10–0 Philippines Jether Oliva TKO 6 (10), 1:32 8 Oct 2016 Australia Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA Oceania bantamweight title
9 Win 9–0 Philippines Markquil Salvana TKO 1 (6), 1:54 3 Aug 2016 Australia Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia
8 Win 8–0 Philippines Cris Alfante UD 8 24 Jun 2016 Australia Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
7 Win 7–0 Argentina Ricardo David Ocampo TKO 2 (6), 2:10 20 May 2016 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia
6 Win 6–0 Japan Ryohei Takahashi UD 10 19 Mar 2016 Australia Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia Won vacant WBA Oceania bantamweight title
5 Win 5–0 Philippines Roberto Lerio KO 4 (10) 18 Dec 2015 Australia Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia Won vacant Australian bantamweight title
4 Win 4–0 Philippines Ronerex Dalut UD 6 19 Aug 2015 Australia Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia
3 Win 3–0 Philippines Nilben Lottila UD 4 6 Mar 2015 Australia Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Philippines Jonathan Ligas KO 1 (8), 3:00 12 Dec 2014 Australia Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia Won vacant Australia - Victoria State bantamweight title
1 Win 1–0 Indonesia Willem Marahina KO 3 (6), 1:09 31 Oct 2014 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ratings". The Ring. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ "RANKINGS | Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". Archived from the original on 6 December 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ "BoxRec: Ratings". boxrec.com. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Team Moloney | Andrew Moloney". Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Moloney vs Concepcion - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ Christ, Scott (15 May 2019). "Top Rank signs Aussie twin contenders Andrew and Jason Moloney". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Moloney vs Dharry - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Andrew Moloney elevated to WBA super flyweight world champion". www.sportingnews.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  9. ^ Yiu, Warren (23 June 2020). "How a pair of Australian twins are planning to take boxing by storm". ESPN. Retrieved 4 April 2022.