Andrew Moloney is once again stateside with the intention of making the third time a charm.

The former secondary WBA junior bantamweight titlist touched down in Las Vegas along with twin brother Jason late Friday evening, making the trip from Australia ahead of their respective ring returns. Both will appear on the same August 14 ESPN show from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with Andrew Moloney facing reigning WBA titlist Joshua Franco in their trilogy bout as the evening’s main event.

“Time to go collect my world title,” Moloney noted, reminding the world of his primary function of his latest business trip.

Jason Moloney (21-2, 18KOs) appears on the undercard, as he faces Chicago’s Joshua Greer (22-2-2, 12KOs) in a bantamweight crossroads bout.

The third installment between Franco and Andrew Moloney will take place nine months to the day of their controversial rematch last November at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Moloney (21-1, 14KOs; 1ND) initially believed to have claimed a technical knockout win over Franco (17-1-2, 8KOs; 1ND), who was not permitted to come out for the start of round three due to his right eye being swollen shut. It was to Moloney’s disappointment that the in-ring ruling instead declared that the wound was caused by a headbutt rather than a punch, thus resulting in a No-Decision due to not reaching four completed rounds of action.    

The matter was extensively reviewed for more than 26 minutes by the Nevada State Athletic Commission before upholding the original ruling rendered by referee Russell Mora. With it came the determination that Franco was permitted to retain the WBA “World” junior bantamweight title he obtained in a twelve-round, unanimous decision win over Moloney in their first fight last June, also at MGM Grand Conference Center.

Moloney and his team retained the services of noted boxing attorney Josh Dubin, who filed a motion for the matter to once again appear before the commission in hopes of having the verdict changed to a technical knockout. Nothing ever came of the development, with Moloney now intent on settling matters once and for all in the ring where he plans to avenge his lone career defeat.

“I’m coming for revenge,” Moloney vowed. “That belt is coming home with me this time.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDabox