Who stars in the first world title fight after the pandemic break?


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Who stars in the first world title fight after the pandemic break?

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas turns its lights back on as it gradually returns to normal. The fight on Tuesday adopts a higher hierarchy.

After three weeks of hosting matches without the presence of spectators, but with the purpose of proving that the boxing can develop even in times of pandemic, the MGM Grand Las Vegas It reopens the doors this Tuesday for the first world title fight after the long break.

The protagonists will be the Australian Andrew Moloney and the American Joshua Franco, who will settle the scepter super fly of the World Boxing Association.

On the ocean side, he arrives undefeated (record 21-0-0, 14 KOs) and is interim champion of the WBA, an organization whose main head is Nicaraguan Román Chocolatito González (49-2-0). It will be his first contest in the United States. His last presentation was in Melbourne, last November, when he won by abandonment of his compatriot Elton Dharry.

In turn, the 24-year-old American boxer holds a mark of 16-1-2 (8 KOs), records his only defeat in 2018 at the hands of the Argentine Lucas Fernández Leone, and the last time he entered the ring was in January This year, when he beat the Mexican Jose Alejandro Burgos by technical knockout, in San Antonio.

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