Hitman Aims for Number 18

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By Kuvee Kangueehi Intercontinental Lightweight champion, Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses is engaging French pugilist, Frederick Gosset, in an international non-title fight in his homeland, Oshakati, tomorrow. It will be the Hitman’s search for an 18th victory in as many fights of his professional career. Although the 25-year-old stands to lose his belt, if he loses to the two-times former French Bantamweight champion, The Hitman says defeat does not exist in his vocabulary.” I have never fought to lose, I fight to win,” said the Hitman before departing for his childhood town, Oshakati. Also, the reigning Pan-African Lightweight champion, Paulus Moses, will have an ample task to dehorn an over-confident Gosset who has promised to bring down the Namibian by the sixth round of their 10-round bout. “I hear The Hitman saying he will have beaten me by the sixth round, but I can promise you that it will be him,” said Gosset, aiming to break The Hitman’s traditional six-round barrier on opponents. Gosset, speaking through an interpreter, boasted that in his 39 victories, “most of them were not at home,” and to him, “a fight is a fight no matter where you are.” The Frenchman has 22 victories with 11 loses in his 39-fighting career, and The Hitman has vowed to add the damage to 12. Namibia’s hard-hitting boxer Moses “The Hitman” Paulus’ preparations for the ten-round, non-title bout against Frederick Gosset of France at the northern town of Ongwediva are well on track. On inquiry, boxing promoter, Nestor Tobias, assured that Moses has been hard at work in terms of preparations. Being his last fight for the 2006 boxing calendar, the soft-spoken Moses is definitely ready to conclude the year in style, after he was named the Sport Achiever of the Year at the Mobile Telecommunication Limited (MTC) Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) award ceremony. Tobias reiterated that the bout between Moses and Gosset is a non-title fight and is expected to be of a titanic nature. He said Gosset arrived on Wednesday and headed for Ongwediva the same day. The boxers will be weighed-in today, and the fight will be preceded by ten undercut fights. Boxing enthusiasts are expected to dish out N$50 at the entrance.