Andrew Moloney discusses facing former Brian Viloria foe and link up with Top Rank
Andrew Moloney is raring to go on June 15 at Tweets Head’s, Seagulls Stadium as he squares off against tough Mexican Ruben Montoya, who last shared a ring with one of the legends of the lighter weights, Brian Viloria alongside former world champions Pedro Guevara and Paul Butler.
Moloney is coming off one of the best knockouts of 2019, as he demolished the highly rated Chilean Miguez Gonzalez on Gonzalez’ home turf in San Francisco de Mostazal in March of this year in a fight that was a WBA world title eliminator.
Moloney opened up about his latest challenge in Montoya and discussed the reaction to the news of him and brother Jason linking up with world boxing powerhouses Top Rank.
The Australian said, “I am absolutely delighted to be staying active in a division where fighters can have a long amount of time in between fights, I have been lucky that my manager Tony Tolj has kept myself and my brother Andrew very active this year and I couldn’t be more grateful.
“Montoya is a tough kid and he has mixed it with the great Brian Viloria, but I am aiming to better what Viloria, Butler and Guevara did against Montoya and prove that I am the best Super Flyweight in the world at the moment. I have to put on a show on June 15 in order to progress to the eventual goal of becoming a world champion.”
News has emerged that both Andrew and Jason Moloney have linked up with Bob Arum’s legendary Top Rank outfit and the June 15 event at the Seagulls Stadium may be the last time the pair share a bill in Australia. Moloney discussed the realities of fighting all over the world and opened up about signing with Top Rank.
‘The Monster’ said, “I am over the moon to link up with Top Rank and thank you to my manager Tony and the people at Top Rank for having belief in myself that I can get to the very top and be a world champion this year. That is the realistic goal and I believe that Top Rank is the promotional outfit that will make that become a reality.
“This could well be the last time I box in Australia for a long time so I need to go out in style and I am very confident I will put on a show alongside Jason that people will remember for a long time. The future is bright but the present is just as bright.”
Top Rank Signs Australian Twin Sensations Jason and Andrew Moloney
Two Moloneys are better than one. The Moloney twins — undefeated super flyweight contender Andrew and top bantamweight contender Jason — have each signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank.
The 28-year-old Moloneys, who are scheduled to fight in separate 10-round bouts June 15 in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, will showcase their talents in the United States and on ESPN platforms in 2019.
“I am personally very thrilled that we have signed the Moloney twins,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “They are two very talented youngsters who are destined for great things.”
“This is a dream come true to sign with the biggest and best promotional company in world boxing,” said Andrew Moloney. “I am now more motivated than ever. Top Rank has built so many great champions over the years. I will continue working hard every day to make sure I am the next one.”
“With the great team of people I have around me, and now the addition of the best promotional company in the world, I really think the sky is the limit,” Jason Moloney said. “This is the start of something very special.”
“I believe the Moloneys are the future of world boxing,” said Tony Tolj, Jason and Andrew’s manager. “We are excited to join the Top Rank team. This is going to be one hell of a ride for everyone involved.”
Andrew Moloney (19-0, 12 KOs), nicknamed “The Monster,” is on the precipice of a world title shot after less than five years in the paid ranks. Ranked in the top five by three of the four major sanctioning organizations, Andrew Moloney turned heads last September when he stopped former world champion Luis Concepcion in 10 rounds on a card that streamed live in the United States on ESPN+. He won a WBA super flyweight title eliminator March 22 in Chile, knocking out hometown hero Miguel “Aguja” Gonzalez in the eighth round.
Jason Moloney (18-1, 15 KOs) nearly tasted world championship glory, dropping a disputed split decision to IBF bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Rodriguez last October in Orlando, Florida. He rebounded in sterling fashion, knocking out Filipino southpaw Cris Paulino over five dominant rounds on March 30. Jason Moloney is ranked No. 3 in the world by both the WBA and WBC and is angling for another crack at a world title.