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Half of the golden brotherhood of Australian boxing duo Andrew Moloney has returned home for the first time in two years as he seeks a return to winning ways.

Tim Simona is hopeful of an NRL comeback as he makes his pro boxing debut on Tuesday night. Follow live!

Half of the golden brotherhood of Australian boxing duo Andrew Moloney has returned home for the first time in two years as he seeks a return to winning ways.

Moloney grabs the headlines on Tuesday on the first night of a superb two-headed boxing bout, before Paul Gallen faces Darcy Lusick on Wednesday night’s show in the form of rugby league.

The 30-year-old former bantam (super flyweight) champion from the IBF (also known as super flyweight) will face Filipino Froilan Saludar at The Star in Sydney as he tries to put his world title dreams back on track after a heartbreaking hat-trick.

Meanwhile, exiled former NRL player Tim Simona is making his professional debut as he searches for a path out of rugby league.

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In November 2019, Moloney knocked out Elton Dare in Melbourne in the eighth round of their provisional fight for the WBA title. Three months later, he was promoted to WBA Junior “World” Heavyweight Champion when Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez was promoted to “Super” sanctioning body champ.

The Australian traveled to the USA in early 2020 in a massive world title battle against the mighty Gonzalez in his sights – only for his title dream to collapse in back-to-back triple battles with 115-pound rival Joshua Franco.

Moloney lost an aggravated unanimous decision to the American in June 2020, before the rematch in November ended in a hugely controversial decision after Franco sustained an eye injury judged to have resulted from an accidental head injury.

In August of this year, Moloney again failed in front of the same opponent to defeat a more comprehensive unanimous decision. Those two defeats—and one without a rival—are the only smudge on a perfect unbeaten record of 20 fights.

Now the 30-year-old Australian is back home and chasing his first win in two years, hoping to re-establish himself in the world title picture and end the triple slump.

Moloney weighed in at 115 pounds, while 32-year-old former world title contender Froilan Saludar (32-4-1, 22KOs) weighed in at 114.5 pounds in the third round of his last four matches.

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Tim Simona, who was kicked out of the NFL in 2017 for betting on matches, is hoping his entry into the boxing ring will prove the heart of his life – and still fit enough to get a second chance in rugby league.

Simona was banished from the game in disgrace after battling a gambling and cocaine addiction that even saw him steal from the club’s fundraiser to fund his addiction.

But the Tigers’ previous 79-game flyer believes he has paid his penance and is now targeting a shocking lifeline, with his manager reportedly having contact with several NRL clubs.

Simona is coming in at the end of the season with Manly Nutrition Club Blacktown, after spending his 2020 campaign with Eastwood in suburban rugby.

“My heart has always been with football and back at NRL, that’s the dream,” he told the Daily Telegraph on Monday.

“I carried out my punishment and learned from my mistakes,” he added.

He made his Cruiserweight debut against Aaron Koko on Tuesday night.

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Reynolds Quinlan, a veteran light heavyweight (13-8, 8 KOs), tackles potential player Knight Chevalier (12-1, 7 KOs) for the WBA regional belt.

Two-meter heavyweight Jackson Murray (2-0, 2 KOs) is looking to make it three in a row in the first round when he battles David Tolilo (2-3, 2 KO’s).

Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech said of Murray; “He has all the abilities in the world, I can’t wait to watch him.”

Junior lightweight Manuer Matet (3-1, 2 KO) is looking to extend his winning streak to three while battling Jye Lane Taylor (3-1, 1 KO).

Watch the full tape and card story below!

Froilan Saludar vs. Andrew Moloney (WBO Oriental Super Flyweight Title, 10 x 3 minutes round)

Reynolds Quinlan vs. Knight Chevalier (WBA Oceania Light Heavyweight title, 10 x 3 minutes)

David Toliwa vs. Jackson Murray (Heavyweight, 6 x 3 min)

Manoir Matete vs J. Lynn Taylor (Ultra Featherweight, 6 x 3 Rounds)

Aaron Coco vs Tim Simona (Cruiser Weight, 4 x 3 minute rounds)

Daniel Hardwood vs. Caleb Sims (Super Bantamweight, 4 x 3 Rounds)

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