The Namibian (Windhoek)

22 November 2012

Namibia: I Will Retire Hitman - Jeremias Castillo

WBO International lightweight champion Paulus 'The Hitman' Moses will retire once Argentina's Jeremias Castillo is done with him.

That's the message Castillo sent to his opponent ahead next month's 'Champions in the Desert' main contest at the Vineta Sport Centre in Swakopmund.

"I have already been robbed in my two fights overseas and I don't want this to happen again as it is my time and after this fight Hitman won't want to fight again, he will have to retire," said Castillo.

The WBC Latino Super Featherweight title is renowned as a tough fighter despite a chequered record of 19 wins, six losses and one draw.

Moses had a nonchalant response for his challenger, saying the only thing the South American should rave about is getting to fight the former WBA lightweight world champion.

Moses only has two blemishes in his 29 fights as a professional and will be defending his WBO International Lightweight title for the first time since he beat Cassius Baloyi of South Africa on points in July.

"I see that he (Castillo) has six defeats on his record just like Cassius Baloyi before he came here. He can just change it to seven just like Baloyi did when I was finished with him," main event Moses said.

"He can sing like he wants. I know he needs to promote himself because he's fighting Hitman but I know what I'm going to do when I get into the ring."

Namibia's WBO Africa Welterweight champion Tyson Ushona also got a message of intent from his opponent, Said Zungu from Tanzania.

The two will contest an international welterweight fight over eight rounds in Swakopmund.

"Tyson who? He will not go more than two rounds as I want to fight him to death," Zungu said.

Also sounding warnings to their Namibian opponents were Udiadia Mwahila from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambian Amos Temfuma, who all predicted bloody, life-altering encounters on December 8.

Mwahila faces WBO Africa Super-middleweight champion Wilberforce Shihepo, while Temfuma takes on Johannes 'Tito' Mwetupunga in an international middleweight bout.

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