Hitman retains WBO title after knockout

10 Sep 2017 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 10 SEP (NAMPA) - World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Lightweight champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses successfully retained his title on Saturday after beating Saidi Mundi from Tanzania with a round four technical knockout.
The two boxers fought during the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy’s ‘No Mercy Part Seven’ boxing bonanza in Windhoek.
In a fight that was a cat and mouse matter, Hitman dominated from the first round with his jabs, while Mundi occasionally threw in big punches looking for a knockout while running around the ring.
With Mundi tiring, Hitman landed a number of jabs that took the Tanzanian to the canvas just one minute and 58 seconds into the fifth round. Despite Mundi beating the referee’s count, he was not allowed to continue with the fight as the official deemed the knockout punch to be more serious.
After the fight Moses told the media winning the fight will boost his ranking to third in the WBO ranking which will give him an opportunity for another shot at the world title.
“It was not easy finding Mundi because he kept on holding me but I caught him with punches when it mattered and managed to knock him out. I am now looking forward to fighting the number one contender for the world title in England,” he said.
Ten fights took place Saturday night, with Jeremiah ‘No Respect’ Nakathila winning the WBO Africa Junior Lightweight title after knocking Said Chino from Tanzania out in round three of their 12 round bout. Sackaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas followed suit when he knocked his opponent Mudde Rabisa from Uganda out in round three of their 12-rounder to retain his WBO Africa Featherweight title.
Jacob ‘Jay Jay’ Jacob beat Salatiel Moses, who made his pro debut on point in their four-rounder flyweight fight. Charles Shimina beat Max Iipinge, who also made his pro debut on points after four rounds of boxing in their junior middleweight clash.
In a super bantamweight clash between Timoteus ‘Remember’ Shuulula and Ronald Tamani from Zimbabwe, Shuulula knocked his opponent out in round three, while Mendu Kaangundue beat his opponent Silas Mbandeya from Zimbabwe on points after six rounds of boxing in their International Welterweight clash.
Paulinus Paulus beat Liberty Muwani from Zimbabwe with a first round knockout in an international middleweight title fight. In an international welterweight six-rounder, Mike Shonena beat his opponent Laston Kaila from Malawi on a unanimous decision.