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Moses to defend WBO Int’l lightweight belt against Leonardo Gonzalez

By Ron Jackson

Paulus “Hitman” Moses makes the second defence of his WBO International lightweight title when he meets Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday night. The 31-year-old Gonzalez from Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios in Argentina has a respectable record of 24-4-1; 14 since joining the professional ranks in September 2006 and only one of his four losses have been inside the distance. He is at present on a three bout winning streak. Moses, 35, a former WBA regular lightweight champion has been in with some quality fighters in the division and his two losses have been in world title fights against Miguel Costa (ko 6), when he lost his WBA belt and Ricky Burns (pts 12) of Scotland when challenging for the WBO lightweight belt. Moses with a record of 31-2, 20 KOs has fought at a higher level than his challenger and should have the edge in a fight that could go the distance.

Promoter Nestor Tobias of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy is confident that his fighter Moses, who in his most recent fight stopped former IBF junior lightweight champion Mzonke Fana in four rounds, can go on to once again challenge for a world title.

On the same card Betuel Tyson Ushona 30-2-1; 8 defends his WBO Africa welterweight title against former IBO light welterweight champion Kaizer Mabuza 25-9-3; 15 from South Africa and in a clash for the WBO Africa cruiserweight title Vikapita Meroro 23-4; 11 the interim champion meets Pascal Ndomba 13-5-2; 11 from Tanzania.

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