12 Sep 2017 16:30pm
By Hesron Kapanga
WINDHOEK, 12 SEP (NAMPA) Boxing promoter and coach Nestor Tobias has refused to entertain talks of a fight between his boxer Paulus The Hitman Moses and Albinius Danny Boy Felesianu.
Felesianu, the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa Lightweight champion, wants to fight Moses after he (Moses) successfully defended his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Lightweight title against Saidi Mundi from Tanzania in Windhoek on Saturday.
Moses won the fight with a Round Four technical knockout.
Felesianu told Nampa Saturday the fight between Moses and Mundi was a joke, because Mundi looked weak and unable to land a proper punch.
I know a lot of Namibians would want to see him face me in the ring because I know at this stage, I can end his career in just two rounds, he said.
The Walvis Bay-based boxer added that Moses should not continue looking for weak boxers to boost his ranking when he knows he is currently not the best in the country.
Felesianu, who also holds the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental lightweight title as well as IBF Youth featherweight title, has a record of 14 wins of which seven were knock-outs, one draw, and two losses. Mosess record is 40 wins and three losses.
Approached for comment Tuesday, Tobias said Moses cannot fight Felesianu because he (Moses) has nothing to gain or prove to anyone.
Hitman is on another level and does not have time for small fights that have no benefit for him. Danny Boy wanting to fight Hitman is like Benfica Football Club from Tsumeb asking for a game against Manchester United (from England). We all know that match wont happen, he said.
Tobias said Felesianu is just looking for publicity, but needs to first prove himself to other young boxers in the country before challenging people who are not in his class.
What I will advise Danny Boy to do is ask for a fight against Jatoorora Tjingaete, who is a young boxer in his class. Challenging Hitman does not make sense at this moment, he said.
Felesianu, in turn, said he cannot fight Tjingaete because he is too old and has not been in the ring for over a year.
I respect Hitman as a boxer and appreciate what he has done, but what people want to see is who is best between the two of us, he said.