Erstwhile boxing promoter, Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias, has poured cold water on the anticipated fight between Albinius ‘Danny Boy’ Felesianu and former world champion, Paulus
‘The Hitman’ Moses, saying such a fight will never happen because there is no benefit for Moses fighting a local boxer who has never won a world title.
Tobias told the Windhoek Observer this week that calls by Danny Boy for a December fight against the former World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight world champion was wishful thinking.
“I also wanted to fight Mayweather in my prime, but that remained a wish. This is the same with Danny Boy wanting to fight Hitman.
“Danny Boy must go and look for his peers to fight with because Hitman is, respectfully, not on his level. Danny Boy will never be able to fight Hitman in his lifetime.”
Tobias’ comments come after Danny Boy declared in an interview with the Windhoek Observer that he is capable of beating Moses, who became a world champion in 2009.
“Tell Hitman that Danny Boy wants to challenge him. The people would like to see such a fight. It would be an important fight,” Felesianu said.
This is not the first time that Felesianu has come knocking on Moses’ door.
In 2017, Felesianu also wanted to fight Moses which led to Tobias likening him to Benfica Football Club from Tsumeb.
“Danny Boy wanting to fight Hitman is like Benfica Football Club from Tsumeb asking for a game against Manchester United (from England). We all know that match would not happen,” Tobias said at the time.
Moses’ last world title fight was a unanimous defeat in America against Raymundo Beltran of Mexico on 16 February for the WBO Lightweight title.
Before that, he lost to Ricky Burns in 2012 for the WBO Lightweight title in Glasgow, Scotland on a unanimous decision.
Felesianu has never fought for a world title, but has won numerous Inter-continental, continental, African and Youth International titles.
In 2013, he won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Youth Featherweight title when he defeated Ghanaian boxer, Herbert Quartey, before he went on to win the IBF International Continental Africa Lightweight in 2014 against Cosmas Cheka of Tanzania and World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Lightweight title against Humvhulani Netshamutshedzi of South Africa in 2015.
Moses told the Windhoek Observer that there is no benefit for him to fight Felesianus, but added that he is open to a fight if the money is good.
“It depends on what is on the table. I fight for money. Everyone wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao and The Hitman,” Moses said.
Moses (40) boasts of a record of 40 fights, 36 wins and four loses, while Felesianu (29) has a record of 17 fights, 14 wins, two losses and one no contest fight.