Australian tremendous flyweight Andrew Moloney has missed out on one other probability on the WBA title, losing a unanimous factors resolution to American Joshua Franco to wrap up their trilogy.
All three judges in Tulsa, Oklahoma scored the fight 116-112 in Franco’s favour, leaving Moloney’s file in opposition to Franco at two losses and one no resolution.
While Franco received the primary fight between the pair honest and sq. by unanimous resolution in June final 12 months, the Australian looked for all money to have regained the title when he closed Franco’s right eye in their rematch last November.
But the judges discovered an “accidental headbutt” that they stated brought about the swelling and dominated the fight no contest.
The video evaluation served Franco nicely once more within the third bout, though this time accurately, overturning a seventh-round knockdown after the replay confirmed Moloney’s proper hand missed.
Moloney took an analogous tumble within the twelfth and ultimate spherical, and couldn’t discover the knockout blow he wanted to win the fight.
While he was rightly aggrieved after the second bout, 30-year-old Moloney can’t be too sad with the judges’ most up-to-date resolution.
The Australian got here out arduous within the early exchanges, however Franco bought on prime within the second half of the fight and rightly got here out the victor.
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