06 Oct 2013 04:20
WINDHOEK, 06 OCT (NAMPA) Paulus 'The Hitman' Moses retained his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) International Lightweight title after he knocked out Argentina's Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Moses knocked Gonzalez to the ground in the sixth round of their fight in the boxing bonanza hosted by the Nestor 'Sunshine' Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy, which took place at Ramatex in the capital on Saturday night.
The Hitman led from the first round, and referee Jaap van Niewenhuisen had to call the fight off in the seventh round as it appeared as if Gonzalez could no longer take the Namibians hard punches.
Speaking to Nampa shortly after he was declared the winner, The Hitman said he believed that he would be ranked number one in their bout, adding that he is available for any other world title and challengers.
Meanwhile, Vikapita 'The Beastmaster' Meroro proved to be the stronger fighter after he beat his Tanzanian challenger Pascal Ndomba in a technical knockout (TKO) in the third round of their fight.
Meroro told this news agency he is waiting for other challengers from outside the Namibian borders as he said there are no fighters of his calibre in the country whom he can go up against.
He retained his WBO Africa cruiserweight title.
Meanwhile, Betuel 'Tyson' Uushona kept his promise to beat Kaizer Mabusa from South Africa on points after their fight, which kept the spectators on their feet, went the whole 12 rounds.
Before Saturday nights event, Tyson had promised to beat Mabusa who effectively ended Namibian boxer Jason Task Naule's boxing career some two years ago.
All three judges scored the fight 109-108 in favour of Uushona.
Tyson had been defending his WBO Africa welterweight title, and the two boxers exchanged heavy blows throughout the whole 12 rounds of the fight.
Tyson dedicated his title to his friend Naule, who was beaten twice by Mabusa in 2010.
Saturday's boxing bonanza also saw Namibia's Mike Shonena beating his countryman Kapena Hamunyela in a four-round welterweight fight, while Onesmus Nekundi beat Abner Mwafangeyo in a four-round super bantamweight fight.
Meanwhile, Japhet Utoni beat his Namibian counterpart Neaman Angula in a four-round flyweight fight, while Peter Malakia won his six-round lightweight title against Namibia's Matheus Shimbi.
Martin Haikali from Namibia beat his challenger from South Africa, Nkosinathi Ntshangase, while defending his lightweight title over eight-rounds.