Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Who won Moloney vs Franco?
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 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 vacant WBA super flyweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Diaz vs Sanchez.
Moloney vs Franco stats
Andrew Moloney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 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 30 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, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 7 more professional rounds, 132 to Franco's 125.
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.
Moloney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Franco's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Moloney vs Franco start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Moloney vs Franco?
Moloney vs Franco was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Moloney vs Franco?
Andrew Moloney was a 163/100 (+163) underdog going into the contest, while Joshua Franco made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.