recently made another successful of his WBO world crown, which is his fourth
defense of the belt that made him a four weight world champion.
was made to work for his victory against the very game Mexican Francisco
gave his thoughts on Ioka’s defense and weighed in on a potential clash between
watched the Ioka fight and thought it was a close fight. I thought Rodriguez
started the fight well but Ioka finished stronger and was landing the cleaner
punches through out the last half of the fight.
would absolutely love the opportunity to fight Ioka. Ioka is a legend of the
lighter weights, a 4 division world champion and a future hall of famer but its
a fight I truly believe I can win. I really hope we can make this fight happen
as soon as possible.
over Ioka would be huge for my career so that’s the fight I want and I will be
doing everything I can to make it happen. If that means traveling to Japan to
fight him I am happy to do that. I have nothing but respect for the great
champion, and I would love to challenge for his title.”
manager, Australian boxing baron Tony Tolj gave his thoughts on a perspective
showdown between two of the best super flyweights on the planet.
said, “I really like this fight not just for Andrew but as a boxing fan. Andrew
has admitted he has worked hard and learned a lot from his experiences in the
USA, and this is a fight that really gets the interest of the proper boxing
fans especially in the likes of Australia and Japan, who understand the skills
of the fighters in the lighter weights.
Ioka is a legend. An amazing fighter. Our team have all the respect in the
world for him. Respectfully, Team Moloney would like to challenge him for his
title, as we believe this would be a great fight, especially in Japan. Andrew
and his brother Jason have showed they are not scared to travel, and we look
forward to hopefully making this fight in the future.”
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