The 24-year-old American fighter beat Australian Australian Andrew Moloney by points by unanimous decision and lifted the WBA belt in the super fly category.
This Tuesday, in the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first world champion was settled after the paralysis of the sport due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the big winner was the American Joshua Franco, who beat the Australian by points Andrew Moloney and he kept the weight crown super fly of the AMB.
In a fairly even fight in the boxing capital, the American had a key moment in the eleventh round when he sent the Australian to the canvas. That point was final on the cards, which favored the venue 115-112, 114-113 and 114-113, by judges Julie Lederman, Patricia Morse Jarman and Dave Moretti, respectively.
In this way, the referee raised his arm to Joshua, a native of San Antonio, who improved his record to 17-1-2 (8 KOs) and kept the WBA super flyweight regular scepter, whose main champion is the Nicaraguan Román “Chocolatito” González.
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