Windhoek – At an advanced 40-years of age and boasting a blossoming career that spans almost over two decades, Namibia’s veteran boxer Paulus “Hitman” Moses remains atop of his game and continues to make world champions and whoever crosses his path look like mere rookies in the business of trading leather.
At age 40, the gracefully aging Namibian pugilist still possess the same speed, same strength, same firmness, same accuracy and hunger as he did some 16 years ago when he first stepped into the ring against South Africa’s Aaron Vilane in 2002, whom he knocked out in the 2nd round to announce his arrival on the Namibian and African boxing scene.
Now somewhat in the twilight of his estimable career, Moses has promised to display the same very same speed, strength, firmness and painful accuracy when he wrestles for the vacant WBO Africa lightweight title against Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe on the 20 October in Accra, Ghana. Speaking at a press conference in the capital yesterday, where the fight was officially announced by the country’s leading promoter Nestor Tobias, an upbeat Moses said he was well prepared and in top shape to dance all night against the 29-year -old Tagoe, who is 11 years his junior.
“I am ready for 20 October and I have already started preparing for this fight. As you know, I do not go into fights to lose, that’s why you always see me giving my best because the aim is to always win. Expect a good fight from me in Ghana,” said Moses who also took the opportunity to slap back at those questioning his physical ability to fight on, saying he still moves like a 20 year old.
If Moses, who is currently ranked 9th by the WBO, manages to beat Tagoe, he will possibly improve his ranking to No.4 or either No.5, which will then place him on path for a future world title shot.
The Namibian boasts a record of 40 fights, 36 wins and 4 loses, while Tagoe holds a record of 29 fights, 28 wins and one lose.