Namibia’s “Hitman” aims high

With exactly a fortnight to go, the local sensation says he will have to give his ultimate best in order to add to his already glittering cabinet of belts. The fight is over 12-rounds.

Last month, The Hitman retained his WBA Pan African Light Weight Title after a seventh-round knock-out when he beat Zimbabwean, Misheck Kondwane in Windhoek.

The powerful puncher boasts a record of 16 wins with an impressive 12 knock-outs. “I will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime, for me to get to the top,” said the fighter when Southern Times visited the Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias boxing and Fitness Academy where he trains.

A Namibian lightweight champion, Moses combines speed and power as he has made short work of all his opponents in the last eight months. Moses is a police officer who began his rise to fame last August when he challenged South Africa’s Joni Simpiwe for the WBA Pan African title .Moses claimed the title in impressive fashion when he floored the South African in round six.

Next up was Zimbabwe’s Misheck Kondwane in March this year, who provided a great encounter that went the distance.

Moses won that fight on points, but was still in a class of his own as he landed more punches than Kondwane, who fortunately held on to the last round despite showing signs of tiring in the last three rounds. “I usually do not take my opponents that far and now I am geared not to be taken very far as well,” said Moses.

Kondwane did not survive the last round intact and was taken out in the second minute.

In his recent fight on June 10 held in Johannesburg, the South African challenger for the title, Siviwe Ntsinghila, landed a volley of punches but was knocked out in the seventh round.

This fight was historic for Moses as it was screened live across the globe on the SuperSport television channel. The match with Mutu is scheduled to be screened live on SuperSport according to trainer Nestor Tobias.

Nestor said Moses needed the exposure for the world to see “what precious but dangerous diamond Namibia has in boxing”. It will be the first time a European boxer would be boxing in Namibia.

Moses’ opposition Mihaita Mutu is a 29-year old born in Bucharest and has an impressive record of 16 wins from 24 fights, compared to Hitman who has 16 straight victories in his short but illustrious boxing career.

Mutu has been floored six times, and managed two draws.

Moses takes to the road at 05h00 in the morning, goes to the gymnasium at midday, and rounds off the day with a rigorous training session under the watchful eyes of his trainer Tobias in the evening.

Paulus, who is also the current holder of the WBA Pan African Lightweight title, said records remain on paper, but the real work should be done in the ring.

“I am always ready to fight anyone. Boxing is big business for me now.

There is no more joking and I am more than ready for this fight,” he said.

Moses has never hit the floor during all his fights.

July 2006
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