Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Who won Franco vs Moloney III?
Joshua Franco beat Andrew Moloney by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th August 2021 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Oklahoma.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Joshua Franco.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super flyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Arnold Barboza Jr was victorious over Antonio Moran, Jason Moloney beat Joshua Greer Jr and Andres Cortes defeated Genesis Servania.
Franco vs Moloney III stats
Joshua Franco stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andrew Moloney made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Moloney had advantage in power over Franco, with a 67% knock out percentage over Franco's 47%.
Joshua Franco was the younger man by 5 years, at 26 years old.
Both Joshua Franco & Andrew Moloney fought out of an orthodox stance.
Franco was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 9 months later than Moloney, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 25 less professional rounds, 137 to Moloney's 162.
Andrew Moloney was ranked number 3 by the WBA in the 115lb division.
Franco vs Moloney III form
Andrew Moloney had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Joshua Franco on 14th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Joshua Franco on 14th November 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joshua Franco on 23rd June 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Elton Dharry on 15th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Interim World Super Flyweight championship fight at Margaret Court Arena, Victoria, Australia.
Hehad beat Selemani Bangaiza on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Seagulls Rugby League Club, New South Wales.
Franco's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Moloney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Franco vs Moloney III start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Franco vs Moloney III?
Joshua Franco was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Andrew Moloney made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.