Hitman wins WBO Lightweight title

07 Aug 2016 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 AUG (NAMPA) – Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses, won the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Lightweight title on a unanimous decision over South African Thomson Mokwena in Windhoek on Saturday.
The two boxers fought during the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy’s ‘No Mercy Part Five’ boxing bonanza. Initially set for 11 June 2016, the bout was declared a ‘no contest’ following a clash of heads in the first round in which Mokwena was injured.
Hitman dominated the fight from the first round with his jabs, while Mokwena occasionally threw in big punches looking for a knockout. The bout went the full 12 rounds with the decision resting on the judges’ shoulders. Judge Laizy Nainda of Namibia scored the fight 116 to 112 points, with Judge Lesly Cross of South Africa scoring the bout 117 to 112 points while Judge John Kaimbi of Namibia scored the bout 117 to 113 points, all in favour of the Hitman.
After the fight Nestor Tobias, Hitman’s promoter and trainer, was happy with his fighter’s performance.
“It was a good but difficult fight for the Hitman. The game plan was just to win and to take each round as it comes. Experience came into play,” said Nestor.
Five fights took place Saturday night with Walter ‘Executioner’ Kutondokwa beating Walter Dlamini of South Africa with a technical knockout in the first round for the vacant WBO Africa Middleweight title on two minutes 13 seconds. Kutondokwa’s record now stands at 11 wins from 11 fights.
Jeremiah ‘No Respect’ Nakathila followed suite by knocking out Jasper ‘Jazzman’ Seroka after 57 seconds in the eighth round. They were fighting for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight Title. Julius ‘The Blue Machine’ Indongo knocked out Fabian Lyimo of Tanzania to defend his WBO Africa junior Lightweight title and take his record to 19 wins out of 19 fights.
Immanuel ‘The Prince’ Naidjala defended his WBO Intercontinental Bantamweight title with a unanimous decision win over Tanzania’s Fadhili Majiha. Naidjala now has a record of 22 wins, one draw and two losses from his 25 fights.
(NAMPA)
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