By Ron Jackson
Namibia’s Paulus “Hitman” Moses who recently won the WBO Africa lightweight title has sent out a challenge to WBO world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan of England. Moses is not ranked in the top 15 of the latest WBO rankings but after winning the vacant WBO Africa lightweight title on August 6 when he outpointed Thompson Mokwana at the Windhoek Country Club he could now move into the rankings.
The 38-year-old Moses who has an outstanding record of 37-3, 22 KOs, won the WBA lightweight belt in January 2009 when he beat Yasuke Kobori and then made a successful defence against Takehiro Shimada before losing the belt to Miguel Acosta in May 2010.
In March 2012 he challenged Scotland’s Ricky Burns for the WBO lightweight belt and was beaten on points. The only other loss on his record was to the classy Malcolm Klassen in March 2015 for the vacant WBO International lightweight title.
Moses says he still considers himself a world class fighter, I have fought the best and would love an opportunity to fight the current WBO world champion Terry Flanagan.
On the same night that Moses won the vacant WBO Africa title Immanuel “Prince” Naidjala retained his WBO bantamweight Intercontinental title against Fadhili Majiha from Tanzania.
Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo 20-0; 10 stopped Fabian Lyimo from Tanzania in the first round to retain the WBO Africa junior welterweight title.
In other bouts on the card Namibia’s Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa 12-0; 11 won the vacant WBO Africa middleweight title when he stopped South Africa’s Walter Dlamini in the first round.
Jeremiah “No Respect” Nakathila claimed the vacant WBO Africa junior lightweight title with an eighth round stoppage against South Africa’s Jasper Seroka.
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