By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Former WBA tremendous flyweight champion Andrew Moloney (24-2, 16 KOs) will collide with former world title challenger Norbelto Jimenez (31-9-6, 16 KOs) over ten rounds with the vacant WBO Worldwide title up for grabs on Sunday (Saturday within the US) on the Rod Laver Area, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia televised on ESPN.
“I’m excited to be again and to be again at house is all the time particular,” stated Moloney. “I gained my first world title in Melbourne, so it would all the time be a particular place in my coronary heart. Thanks as soon as once more to High Rank and my supervisor Tony Tolj who’s by no means did not have mine and my brother’s again for our total profession.
“You all the time discover a totally different sort of motivation once you’re at house, it’s a buzz being in entrance of your individual individuals. I like preventing in Australia. I’ll battle anybody wherever, I went to Chile a couple of years in the past, however you possibly can’t beat preventing in entrance of your family and friends.”
“I’ve been vocal about my need to battle Ioka, and it’s solely in a respectful method. He’s an excellent champion, and legend of the game. It could be an honor to share a hoop with him.
“My focus proper now could be on Jimenez after which we’ll see the place we go from there and I must maintain placing on high quality performances to justify these claims and present the World, Andrew Moloney will likely be world champion once more.”