Paulus Moses

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Paulus Moses
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Hitman
Rated at Lightweight
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Reach 184 cm (72 in)
Nationality Namibian
Born (1978-06-04) 4 June 1978 (age 39)
Okapya, Namibia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 39
Wins by KO 24
Losses 3
No contests 1

Paulus Moses (born 4 June 1978) is a Namibian professional boxer who held the WBA lightweight title from 2009 to 2010.

Professional career[edit]

WBA lightweight champion[edit]

On 3 January 2009 Moses fought against the WBA Lightweight champion Yusuke Kobori in Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama City in Japan. Moses won the fight on points and became the new world champion .[1] Moses defended that title on 25 July 2009 by unanimous decision over Takehiro Shimada.

Losing the title and subsequent fights[edit]

The hitherto undefeated Moses was knocked out by challenger Miguel Acosta by a sixth-round knockout on 30 May 2010.[2] A comeback fight against Argentine pugilist Roberto David Arrieta is scheduled for 6 November 2010, in Ongwediva.[3]

WBO lightweight title challenge[edit]

Moses will challenge newly installed WBO Lightweight champion, Ricky Burns for Burns' title on 10 March 2012. This will be a return to Burns' homeland with the fight being held in Braehead Arena, Glasgow. Moses’ trainer and promoter Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias said that his fighter, blessed with electric speed and a powerful left hook, plans to cut his rival’s newfound supreme status short."Hitman knows this is a big opportunity for him. Now it's for the title and we know that the best thing is to go there and win," Tobias told The Namibian Sport. "We know Burns is a tough fighter but our mission is to go there and make history. Hitman is working very hard in the gym and he wants to be the world champion." Tobias said international promoter Don King has added and extra incentive for Moses should he win the bout. "I was talking to Don King and he said Hitman can end up unifying the titles if he wins. This is a big motivation for him," Tobias said. Moses would go on to lose to Burns on points after 12 hard-fought rounds.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
43 fights 39 wins 3 losses
By knockout 24 1
By decision 15 2
Draws 0
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
34 Win 32-2 Argentina Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez TKO 7 (12) Oct 5, 2013 Namibia Ramatex Factory, Windhoek, Namibia Retain WBO International lightweight title
33 Win 31-2 South Africa Mzonke Fana TKO 4 (12) Mar 2, 2013 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Retain WBO International lightweight title
32 Win 30-2 Argentina Jeremias Ezequiel Castillo UD 12 Dec 8, 2012 Namibia Vineta Sports Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia
31 Win 29-2 South Africa Cassius Baloyi SD 10 Jul 28, 2012 Namibia Ramatex Factory, Windhoek, Namibia Won vacant WBO International lightweight title
30 Loss 28-2 Scotland Ricky Burns UD 12 Mar 10, 2012 Scotland Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland For WBO lightweight title
29 Win 28-1 Brazil Sidney Siqueira UD 10 Sep 24, 2011 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia
28 Win 27-1 Argentina Miguel Dario Lombardo KO 1 (10) Mar 19, 2011 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia
Win 26-1 Argentina Sergio Omar Priotti RTD 4 (10) 2010-11-25 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia
Loss 25-1 Venezuela Miguel Acosta KO 6 (12) 2010-05-29 Namibia Kalahari Sands Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia Lost WBA World Lightweight Title
Win 25-0 Japan Takehiro Shimada UD 12 2009-07-25 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Defended WBA World Lightweight Title
Win 24-0 Japan Yusuke Kobori UD 12 2009-01-03 Japan Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan Won WBA World Lightweight Title
Win 23-0 Belarus Yauheni Kruhlik TKO 2 (8) 2008-05-19 Japan Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Win 22-0 Zimbabwe Ephraim Nangenda TKO 2 (10) 2007-11-10 Namibia Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Ongwediva, Namibia
Win 21-0 Ukraine Andriy Kudryavtsev TKO 9 (12) 2007-08-21 Ukraine Lenin Square, Donetsk, Ukraine Defended WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight Title
Win 20-0 Georgia (country) Beka Sadjaia TKO 8 (12) 2007-03-20 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Defended WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight Title
Win 19-0 South Africa Anthony Tshehla TKO 8 (10) 2007-02-10 Namibia Oranjemund, Namibia
Win 18-0 France Frederic Gosset UD 10 2006-11-11 Namibia Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Ongwediva, Namibia
Win 17-0 France Mihaita Mutu UD 12 2006-08-19 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Won WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight Title
Win 16-0 South Africa Siviwe Ntshingana TKO 7 (12) 2006-06-10 South Africa Park Station, Johannesburg, South Africa Defended WBA Pan African Lightweight Title
Win 15-0 Zimbabwe Meshack Kondwani PTS 12 2006-03-20 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Defended WBA Pan African Lightweight Title
Win 14-0 South Africa Peter Adams TKO 3 (10) 2005-10-01 Namibia Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Ongwediva, Namibia
Win 13-0 South Africa Simphiwe Joni TKO 6 (12) 2005-08-05 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Won vacant WBA Pan African Lightweight Title
Win 12-0 South Africa Clinton Kinnear TKO 10 (10) 2005-05-07 Namibia Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia
Win 11-0 South Africa Shadrack Montsho TKO 3 (8) 2005-03-18 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia
Win 10-0 South Africa Joseph Mathamelo KO 1 (8) 2004-11-27 Namibia Sakaria Lawala Hall, Oranjemund, Namibia
Win 9-0 South Africa David Shabangu UD 8 2004-10-09 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia
8 Win 8-0 South Africa Lebogang Mboniswa KO 2 (8) Jun 16, 2004 South Africa Cullinan, South Africa
7 Win 7-0 South Africa Ephraim Swandle KO 7 (8) May 29, 2004 South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
6 Win 6-0 South Africa Shadrack Montsho PTS 6 Mar 6, 2004 Namibia Windhoek, Namibia
5 Win 5-0 South Africa Lebogang Mboniswa KO 4 (6) Dec 20, 2003 Namibia Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Ongwediva, Namibia
4 Win 4-0 South Africa Joseph Mathabela KO 1 (6) May 18, 2003 South Africa Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Win 3-0 South Africa Mpumi Mashoka PTS 4 Mar 22, 2003 Namibia Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia
2 Win 2-0 South Africa Frans Mokobane TKO 3 (4) Nov 22, 2002 South Africa Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Win 1-0 South Africa Aaron Vilane TKO 2 (4) Nov 8, 2002 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia Moses' professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Namibia's Moses becomes new WBA lightweight champion Agence France-Presse, 2 January 2009
  2. ^ Fightfranchise.com: Sudden storm knocks out Paulus Moses
  3. ^ Sheefeni Nikodemus (22 September 2010). "Hitman to make comeback against Argentina’s Arieta". The Namibian. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yusuke Kobori
WBA Lightweight Champion
Regular Title

January 3, 2009 – May 29, 2010
Full champion 1/10/09 - 2/13/09
Succeeded by
Miguel Acosta