Moloney vs Franco Info
Joshua Franco beat Andrew Moloney by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 113-114, 112-115, 113-114 in favor of winner Joshua Franco.
The fight took place over 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 vacant WBA super flyweight championship of the world.
Moloney vs Franco stats
Andrew Moloney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joshua Franco made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 8 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 50%.
Andrew Moloney was the older man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Both Andrew Moloney & Joshua Franco fought out of an orthodox stance.
Moloney was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 months earlier than Franco, who’s first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 130 to Franco's 123.
Joshua Franco was ranked number 12 by the WBA and 11 by the WBC in the 115lb division.
Moloney vs Franco form
Moloney had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Selemani Bangaiza on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Seagulls Rugby League Club, New South Wales.
Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Gonzalez on 22nd March 2019 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Gran Arena Monticello, San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile.
Before that, he had won against Luis Concepcion on 8th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia.
He had beat Richard Claveras on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Town Hall, Victoria.
Franco had beaten 2 of his last 4 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jose Alejandro Burgos on 11th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Alamodome, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Oscar Negrete on 10th August 2019 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Verizon Theatre, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Oscar Negrete on 25th April 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had drawn with Oscar Negrete on 4th October 2018 by split draw in their 10 round contest at The Hangar, California.
What time did Moloney vs Franco start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 am UTC at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was 12:00 am EST or 9:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Moloney vs Franco?
Moloney vs Franco was broadcast on ESPN in the US.