Hitman pumped-up to beat Rodriguez

17 Dec 2014 18:50pm

WINDHOEK, 17 DEC (NAMPA) ? Namibian pugilist Paulus ?The Hitman? Moses has warned his Argentinian opponent Jorge Rodriguez to blame himself for losing this coming Saturday. Moses made this statement here on Wednesday during a media briefing ahead of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy?s ?X-mas knockout boxing bonanza? scheduled for Saturday at the Helao Nafidi Centre in Oshikango of the Ohangwena Region. Moses will defend his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) International Lightweight belt against Rodriguez in the main bout of that evening. ?I will give my best just to end the year with good results,? he said, adding that he wants to fight for an international title again next year. Moses is a former world champion, and holds a record of 36 fights (34 wins and two losses), while Rodriguez has a record of 28 fights (21 wins, six losses and one draw). On his part, Rodriguez said he came to Namibia to give a good fight that people can enjoy and remember him by. ?As Argentinians, we make sure to give our best, and when I get in the ring I start responding immediately,? he said, adding that he is here to win. Boxing fans will also see Paulus ?The Rock? Ambunda in action against Tshifiwa Munyai from South Africa. Munyai was expected to arrive in Namibia on Wednesday afternoon. Ambunda will be defending his International Boxing Federation (IBF)/World Boxing Association's (WBA) International Super-Bantamweight title. The Namibian is currently ranked third in the world, and boasts a record of 22 fights, of which he won 21 and lost one. He lost his world title to Tomoki Kameda from Japan last year. Munyai boasts with 28 fights (24 wins and four losses). The undercard fights on the boxing bill are Vikapita 'Beastmaster' Meroro, who is the WBO Africa Cruiserweight champion, against Tineyi Maridzo from Zimbabwe; Peter 'The Butcher' Malakia vs Tommy 'The Lion' Hango; and Mike 'Silent Assassin' Shonena vs Nikola Mutonhara. Tickets are on sale for N.dollars 50 for students, N.dollars 100 for the general public and N.dollars 500 for VIP seats. (NAMPA) KN/ND