By Sports Reporter
FORMER world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses has improved his World Boxing Organisation rating which has moved him closer to landing a major fight.
Moses has moved from ninth to sixth in the lightweight category of the WBO’s rankings for February.
Moses remains one of Namibia’s most experienced fighters, and has showed consistency with his form, confidence and fitness taking on the world one fight at a time. Local boxing promoter Nestor Tobias said: “The improved ratings reflect his total commitment to the sports of boxing, and I am of course delighted that he is making strides and edging closer to the number one position where he naturally belongs.”
Moses became Namibia’s second world champion in 2009, when he defeated Yusuke Kibori from Japan for the WBA Lightweight world champion. He went on to successfully defend his world title against Takehiro Shimada from Japan in 2009.
He then challenged for the WBO Africa world title against Ricky Burns in 2012 and narrowly lost on points. Moses is the current WBO Africa Lightweight champion with an impressive record of 41 fights, 38 wins and only three losses.
Said Moses about his improved rankings: “I still have a lot of good boxing in me and I am looking to become the best in the lightweight division again. I am happy with my current world rating and looking forward to more fights that hopefully gets me another opportunity for a world title fight before the end of this year.”
Meanwhile, Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala also has reason to smile as he moved right into the top five ratings, improving his rating from 6th in the beginning of this year.
Naidjala is the current WBO Inter-continental champion and remains an exciting talented fighter with one thing in mind, to become the best in the Bantamweight division.
Walter ‘Executioner’ Kautondokwa and Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas both maintained their ratings at number nine in the Middleweight and Featherweight divisions and both remain unbeaten with straight wins.
Former WBO world Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight champion, Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda maintained his 15th placement while improving his rating to 11th in the WBA and 15th in the WBC ratings.
Jafet ‘The Lion’ Uutoni impressively maintained his 11th position despite his recent loss to Angel Acosta for the WBO Jnr Flyweight world title eliminator.
Tobias has confirmed that Uutoni will move down to the Mini Flyweight division to improve his chances in the ring.
“We have realised that his opponents are usually much bigger than him because his body naturally does not blow up after the weight in, we have therefore taken a strategic decision to move him to Mini- Flyweight so that he can compete comfortably and competitively in that division,” said Tobias.
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