Namibia’s Paulus Moses, a former WBO lightweight champion, retained his WBO Africa lightweight title when he stopped the gutsy Crispine Moliati from Malawi in the seventh round at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday night.

Moses’ original opponent Benoit Vela from the DRC was withdrawn at the last minute after failing a medical test. Promoter Nestor Tobias then brought in Moliati, who used his jab from the opening round and stood toe-to-toe with Moses through the first six rounds.

However, the more experienced Moses, 38, proved too good for the Malawian, piling up the points with his educated left jab and in the seventh round he dropped Moliati, 27, with a right hook.

He managed to beat the count but was in no condition to continue as the referee waved the fight off at 40 seconds into the round.

In a night of WBO title fights Siboniso Ngonya from South Africa outpointed Immanuel Naidjala of Namibia over 12 rounds to claim the WBO Intercontinental lightweight title. The scores were 116-109, 115-110 and 113-112.

Namibia’s Sakaria Lucas outpointed Oscar Chauke from South Africa to retain his WBO Africa featherweight title. The scores were 118-109, 117-110 twice.

Walter Kautondowka retained his WBO Africa middleweight title when he stopped Med Sebyala from Uganda in the tenth round.

Other results:
Junior welterweight: Jermiah Nakathila beat Varde Ndayambekwa, tko 1
Welterweight: Immanuel Kamungandjela beat Limbani Masamba, pts 6
Welterweight: Mike Shonena beat Chikondi Makawa, pts 6
Welterweight: Ebenestus Kaangundue beat Charles Misanjo, pts 6
Junior featherweight: Timoteus Shiluula beat Tinashe Mutodza, tko 4
Bantamweight: Andreas Amupolo beat Jafet Amukwaya, ko 2

Hit man Back

By Ron Jackson –

Paulus “Hitman” Moses makes the second defence of his WBO International lightweight title when he meets Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday night. The 31-year-old Gonzalez from Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios in Argentina has a respectable record of 24-4-1; 14 since joining the professional ranks in September 2006 and only one of his four losses have been inside the distance. He is at present on a three bout winning streak. Moses, 35, a former WBA regular lightweight champion has been in with some quality fighters in the division and his two losses have been in world title fights against Miguel Costa (ko 6), when he lost his WBA belt and Ricky Burns (pts 12) of Scotland when challenging for the WBO lightweight belt. Moses with a record of 31-2, 20 KOs has fought at a higher level than his challenger and should have the edge in a fight that could go the distance.

Promoter Nestor Tobias of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy is confident that his fighter Moses, who in his most recent fight stopped former IBF junior lightweight champion Mzonke Fana in four rounds, can go on to once again challenge for a world title.

On the same card Betuel Tyson Ushona 30-2-1; 8 defends his WBO Africa welterweight title against former IBO light welterweight champion Kaizer Mabuza 25-9-3; 15 from South Africa and in a clash for the WBO Africa cruiserweight title Vikapita Meroro 23-4; 11 the interim champion meets Pascal Ndomba 13-5-2; 11 from Tanzania.