… In tribute to his illustrious boxing career
By John Tuerijama
Former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses, who is arguably Namibia’s most decorated boxer, was today honoured by MTC with a tailor-made ring that signifies the contribution he has made to boxing, both locally and internationally.
MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo, said during the honouring ceremony that Moses has been a role model and outstanding sportsman, who has always displayed a burning passion for his sport.
He said that Moses has taken care and built up his family, as a result of his exploits in boxing.
“We have a tendency of honouring people once they’re six-feet underground,” Ekandjo said, while adding that they shied away from the normal way of honouring athletes with cash, a car or a house, and instead opted to honour Moses with a specialised tailor-made ring, which if lost, is insured.
He said that Moses is definitely the best of the best in boxing, and has presented the country with pride, while bringing home numerous titles.
Moses, who is a chief inspector in the Namibian police, dedicated the ring to his fans, and encouraged young and upcoming boxers never to rush into making a quick buck.
He instead urged them to be patient and disciplined, saying that they should never run after making quick money, as there are no shortcuts to being great.
Moses, who kicked off his boxing career as an amateur in 2000, and made his professional debut in 2002, has fought 43 fights, winning 40 and losing three.
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