Andrew Moloney is the new interim super flyweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) after defeating Elton Dharry via TKO at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The undefeated 28-year-old became an interim world champion for the first time after forcing his rival to quit in the ninth round after an excellent display of dominance and boxing skill. At the time of the stoppage, the local fighter was up on cards 79-73, 79-73 and 78-74.
Moloney earned the right to fight for the black and gold belt thanks to the excellent professional career he has had so far. The confrontation for the vacant interim title was an opportunity he did not want to miss and asserted his status before his audience in a demonstration that left no doubt as to the superior man.
Moloney was champion of the WBA Oceania for several years, and now took another big step towards achieving more important fights thanks to his dominating performance. In 21 fights he is undefeated, with 14 of his victories coming by knockout. For his part, Dharry leaves his record at 24 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, and 14 knockouts.