Undefeated WBA lightweight champion Paulus “the hitman” Moses (25-0, 17 KOs) is hard at work in preparation to defend his title on May 29 at the Kalahari Sands Hotel in Windhoek, the capital city of his native Namibia. Moses will take on WBA interim lightweight champion Miguel Acosta of Venezuela (26-3-2, 20 KOs). Prior to Moses’ current reign of world champion, the biggest name fighter from his country was former world champion Harry Simon who owns a win over a primed Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright. Moses knows with a win over Acosta he can look for bigger opportunities against bigger names. Fightnews caught up with Moses at his training camp in his native Nambia.
How is your training camp going Paulus?
I’m very well prepared and ready to defend my title.
Are you hoping for a fight in the US following a successful defense against Acosta?
Yes, just like any boxer in the world my dream is to fight in the USA, but I will take it one step at a time and listen to my manager/trainer Nestor Tobias and let my promoter Don King decide on that.
Have you set some personal goals for yourself?
I’m ready for anyone between 135 and 147, as I want to be the best in the world and God will help me to achieve my goals.
Do you feel you’re an underrated world champion?
Not being known world wide doesn’t frustrate me at all. Im proud of my boxing record, my people, and grateful to my manager/trainer Nestor. I can tell you that Miguel Acosta will be able to tell you the full story about “the hitman” after May 29, 2010.