New Era (Windhoek)

7 December 2012

Namibia: Hitman Ready for Rumble in the Desert

Windhoek — He is not known as the Hitman for nothing. One of Namibia's most decorated boxers, Paulus 'The Hitman' Moses, will exchange leather with Jeremias Castillo at the Vineta Sports Centre in Swakopmund tomorrow.

Moses will make his first World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Lightweight title defence against his motor-mouth Argentinean opponent and has promised to punch the living daylights out of his much younger adversary, who bragged during a press briefing earlier this week that he would abbreviate Moses' interest in boxing for good - come Saturday.

Moses boasts an impressive record of 29 wins and two defeats from 31 bouts in the paid ranks and could pose a serious threat for the unknown Castillo who comes into the fight with a somewhat patchy résumé of 19 victories, one stalemate and six losses accumulated from 26 fights.

In a bid to demonstrate his eagerness to make a successful title defence - Moses has taken to the dunes and has been training in Swakopmund for the week prior to the fight as he seeks to acclimatize to the coastal weather.

The Hitman is optimistic ahead of the clash. "I don't know much about him (Castillo) but from what I could gather, he is a very strong boxer who likes to come forward and that's exactly the kind of dude that suits my style."

The billing of the Champions in the Desert Boxing Bonanza will also include the quartet of Wilberforce Shihepo, Paulus Ambunda, Tito Mwetupunga and Tyson Ushona, pitted against formidable opponents from countries such as Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in what promises to be a night of blood, sweat and tears.

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