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Paulus Moses, Paulus Ambunda Prevail In Namibia

By Jake Donovan

Flying a bit off the radar amid a loaded Saturday of boxing around the world, former champs Paulus Moses and Paulus Ambunda picked up key wins at home in Namibia.

Moses extended his win streak to seven straight following what for the moment is being regarded as a 4th round stoppage of Jorge Luis Rodriguez (17-10-1, 2KOs). 

The official verdict will most likely become a technical decision for the former lightweight titlist, as the bout was stopped due to an accidental headbutt. Moses was well ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage, advancing to 35-2 (23KOs).

Moses previously reigned as a 135 lb. titlist, his run coming to a violent end when Miguel Acosta dealt him his first loss, a 6th round stoppage at home in Namibia in May '10. He has since won 10 of his past 11 starts, the lone loss coming in a failed title bid versus then 135 lb. claimant Ricky Burns on the road in Scotland in March '12.

Ambunda's night was far more dramatic, going 12 hard rounds with South Africa's Tshifhiwa Munyai in earning a split decision. Scores were 113-112 for Munyai (24-4-1, 12KOs), and 116-113 and 117-112 in favor of Ambunda, a former bantamweight titlist. 

The win was the second straight for Ambunda (21-1, 10KOs), whose lone loss came on the wrong side of history. A 12-round defeat to Tomoki Kameda last August ended his bantamweight title reign, and thus allowing the Kameda brothers to enter the record books as the first time ever three brothers reigned as champions at some point in their boxing careers. The trio went on to add to that entry one month later, when Daiki Kameda picked up a 115 lb. belt, joining Tomoki and Koki as active titlists, a feat that will likely never again be duplicated. 

There remains a sliver of hope for the 34-year old Ambunda to duplicate past career success. A hard-fought win over a former title challenger can be either the test he needed to prove he can dig deep to prevail, or the type of fight that has actually sapped what's left of his career.

Munyai suffers his second consecutive loss, though offering a much better showing than his last appearance. The 29-year old was drilled inside of two rounds by Scott Quigg in his lone crack at a major title this past April. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the official records keeper for Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a voting member of Boxing Writers Association of America.  Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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