Paulus “The Hitman” Moses and his team left for the USA this week in preparation for his world title fight against Raymundo Beltran on the 16th of February, in Nevada.
The make or break WBO Lightweight world title fight will take place at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada.
The Hitman is accompanied by trainers Nestor Tobias and Siegfried Kaperu and the team was expected to arrive in the USA yesterday late afternoon at which point they would immediately set up training camp for last minute preparations.
“On Tuesday, 13th February, the team will attend a media day at the gym, followed by a final press conference on Wednesday, 14 February, followed by Television interviews on Thursday, 15th February with the official weight in scheduled for 2:00PM on the same day,” said the Nestor Sunshine Academy.
The academy also told The Villager Sports that Moses was highly spirited before boarding the Air Namibia Frankfurt flight and promised nothing but fireworks come February, 16th.
The fight is a watershed moment for both titans, with Moses seeking to reclaim his lost glory and Beltran fighting for an American green card for the survival of his family to which he has dedicated the fight.
Moses ranks number two in the world while the Mexican brute ranks number one, but in spite of that, The Hitman is not intimidated and has promised nothing but sweat, blood and victory.
Moses reigns as the sitting WBO Africa champion and he became Namibia’s second world champion after Harry Simon when he defeated Japan’s Yusuke Kobori in Yokohama.
The Namibian pugilist boasts 43 fights, 40 wins with 25 knock Outs and only three losses.
He has since been honoured by MTC for his outstanding record and boxing exploits and he is considered Namibia’s most decorated fighter in the history of the country’s boxing.
““I will be ready for that fight. I was born a champion and I will die a champion. Keep supporting me, I will not let you down and I will fight till I die,” said the Hitman in his address to the nation ahead of the fight,” Moses told The Villager ahead of the fight.
Beltran is based in the US under the wing of the world’s biggest boxing stable, Top Rank.
He boasts 42 fights, 34 wins, 7 losses and a single draw.
“I’m excited about this fight for many reasons. I’m fighting for myself, for eighteen years I have worked to become a world champion, I am fighting for my family, my wife, and for my children to be proud of me.”
“When you’re a champion, you are a champion forever. I am fighting for my team, the people who have been with me from the start. Its easy when you are on your way up to have fans, but my true fans have been with me at my lowest, and stayed through my highs in life. This fight means everything to me, a victory will also seal my green card. For me to be world champion, and a citizen of this country, this is my dream.”
“I respect my opponents always, but this is my destiny, and no man will get in the way of that. I’m ready to prove to everyone that I am the most dangerous lightweight in the world. I’m coming Feb 16thto take what was mine in Scotland, and when I leave Reno I am leaving as the WBO champion,” said Beltran.