Andrew Moloney is very focused on becoming a two-time world champion, as he gets ready for a ring return on December 9.
Moloney, who stood out as an amateur prior to a successful professional career, the former champion looks to bounce back from his American trilogy loss to Joshua Franco.
The Australian opened up about his emotions prior to his ring return.
Moloney said, “I’m motivated, that’s the best way to describe myself right now. I’m as driven as I’ve ever been to become champion of the world for the second time.
“December 9 ain't no picnic, and I didn’t want one to be honest. I wanted a real fight, and that’s what I got. An opponent with a good record fought for world championships, who’s coming to fight, that’s what I wanted and I've lived in the gym since being let out of quarantine. I have to show people I’m still improving.
“I want to thank my manger Tony Tolj, Top Rank, No Limit Promotions and Dragon Fire Boxing for getting me on this event. It's a big Australian event with two shows back to back and that I'm headlining the first night. I’m excited to be a part of it, and I’m planning on stealing the show.”
Moloney still sits high in the sanctioning world ratings, and outlined his plans to reclaim world title belt.
The former WBA 115lb king said, “Kazuto Ioka is the fight I want. He’s a legend, a four-weight great. That’s the stuff dreams are made of. We’re looking to position ourselves so that fight can happen in the future.
“I have to produce a top class performance in Newcastle, NSW, to be in with a chance of landing the Ioka fight. I deeply respect him as a fighter, and my call out is a respectful one. However, I'm willing to travel to Japan to face him but first things first - December 9 is the stop on the road to the world title and I'm gonna remind people who Andrew Moloney is.”