Andrew Moloney wasn't a big fan of Kal Yafai's most recent super flyweight title defense.
Moloney, the Australian fighter who is the mandatory challenger to Yafai's WBA super flyweight title, reacted to the champion's 12-round unanimous decision win over Norbelto Jimenez on June 29. Talking about Yafai's performance, Moloney didn't mince words on the matter and thought it was baffling that Yafai went the distance against Jimenez.
"I wasn't impressed at all with Yafai's performance in honesty. I respect him as a champion and as a person, but I am not going to blow smoke and say it was a great performance because it wasn't. He didn't look sharp at all against a fighter who was mediocre at best. That kid he was fighting wouldn't have lasted 6 rounds with me in honesty," Moloney said.
Although he was unimpressed with Yafai's fight against Jimenez, Moloney did admit that he became more confident of his chances of beating Yafai if and when the two meet in the future. Moloney won a title eliminator against Miguel Gonzalez in March and is now awaiting his shot at the world title.
"As I said before I respect Kal but I tell the truth and the truth is that performance is nowhere near good enough to beat me or any of the other champions at super flyweight and it gave me a lot of confidence," Moloney said.
Moloney, alongside his brother Jason, signed promotional deals with Top Rank Boxing and are expected to compete in a Top Rank card before the end of the year. Andrew previously spoke with Fightful regarding a future fight against Yafai and even IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas and you can read all about in at this link.