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Miguel Gonzalez vs Andrew Moloney eliminator set for March 22

The WBA eliminator will take place in Chile.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Miguel Gonzalez will have home field in Chile on March 22 when he faces Australia’s Andrew Moloney in a WBA super flyweight eliminator.

Gonzalez (29-1, 6 KO) has won 12 straight fights since a 2013 loss to Paul Butler in London. The 29-year-old has mostly built his record against rather fluff opposition, and Moloney represents a pretty big step up for him, just as Butler was over five years ago.

Moloney (18-0, 11 KO) was a standout amateur, winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before turning pro in October of that year. He’s widely considered a top 10 super flyweight already, and in his last outing, beating veteran Luis Concepcion via 10th round TKO, winning every round on the judges scorecards before then. The 28-year-old has lived up to his billing thus far.

The fight will be Moloney’s first pro bout outside of Australia, and going on the road is always a major potential hazard in this sport.

The WBA’s current super flyweight “world” champion is Kal Yafai (25-0, 15 KO), and they don’t have a “super world” champion at the weight.

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