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Paulus “The Hitman” Moses world title fight kicks-off this week

13/02/2018
by Kelvin Chiringa
Sports

Namibia’s top flying boxer, Paulus “The Hitman” Moses, is set to bounce into the ring this Friday for what is anticipated to be the fight of his life as he makes a try to clinch the vacant WBO Lightweight world title.

The former world champion will be locking horns with the Mexican born Raymundo Beltran and he touched ground in the United States where he is currently preparing.

His stable has confirmed that he is in the best of spirits and ready for the fight come the 16th.

“Paulus “The Hitman” Moses and his team have arrived safely in the USA and final preparations for the big showdown between Moses and Beltran is well underway. Speaking from the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Gym in Reno, Moses says he is in excellent shape, and ready to face Beltran on the 16th of February 2018,” said the academy in a written statement circulated to the media.

The Hitman has also sent home some brave words: “My final preparations are going well, no injuries, I am relaxed and all I can say is that on Friday I will connect, and when I connect I touch, and when I touch he will fall.”

Beltran will be on the race to clinch a world title for a fourth time and both boxers have fought the Scottish Ricky Burns and lost.

Moses has at his back five straight wins (with a no-decision in there when a fight was stopped on a cut in the second round) since a 2015 loss to Malcolm Klassen.

Beltran has also not made it a secret that he is fighting for a US citizenship and he told a local news-outlet in the US that he had already submitted all his documents to immigration.

From the looks of things, this fight would be a make or break for him in pursuit of the American dream which often is illusive for foreigners.

This is especially so at a time when the US has become very strict in chucking out the so called “illegals” most of whom are of Mexican origin.

“It makes me worried. Not angry. I can understand if they are criminals. But people are just working hard, for their family? Sometimes they are better citizens than people here. Here, people sometimes take it for granted. But I’m just a human being looking to make a better life,” he told a journalist recently. 

The 36 year old has been a sparing partner for renowned boxer Manny Pacquiao.