Andrew Moloney may not get his shot at the WBA super flyweight title in his next fight, but will get a chance to move one step closer to a title fight.
Moloney will face Miguel Gonzalez on March 22 at the Gran Arena Monticello, in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile. The fight pits No. 2 (Gonzalez) and No. 3 (Moloney) boxers in the WBA 115-pound rankings against each other in a title eliminator for Kal Yafai's championship.
OFFICIAL @WBABoxing WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR----— Tony Tolj -------- (@TonyTolj) January 24, 2019
March 22 Moloney will be fighting in a World Title Eliminator against world #2 Miguel Gonzalez (29 wins 1 loss) at the Gran Arena Monticello, in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile#TeamMoloney #GonzalezMoloney #WBA #boxing #boxeo pic.twitter.com/vp2jSJ1rBR
The 28-year-old Moloney will be traveling outside of his native country of Australia to fight for the first time in his pro career. Moloney has won a number of regional titles throughout his career, including the WBA Oceania super flyweight and bantamweight titles as well as the Commonwealth super flyweight title.
Moloney is coming off a 10th round stoppage win over former world champion Luis Concepcion this past September on a bout that was streamed in the United States on ESPN+. Moloney spoke to Fightful about wanting to fight Yafai in the future and can be read at this link.
Gonzalez is a Chilean boxer who sports a 29-1 record as a pro. Riding a 12-fight win streak, Gonzalez has held the WBA Fedelatin super flyweight title since 2015, making five successful title defenses. The 29-year-old Gonzalez fought three times in 2018, winning all three bouts with one of them coming from inside the distance.