‘We are going to take this boy into deep water’: Moses

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Boxing promoter, trainer and founder of AC Boxing Promotions, Immanuel ‘Imms’ Moses says they are going to war in the United States of America (USA).

Moses and his boxer Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas earlier this week left for the USA where Lukas will be exchanging leather in a 10-round bout against American boxer Raymond Ford at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland for the World Boxing Association Continental Americas Featherweight title.

Lukas, who is commonly known as Desert Storm, has a record of 27 fights – 25 wins, one loss and one draw, with 17 of his wins coming by knockout. He will step into the ring on Saturday, 12 November 2022, to face Ford who has a record of 13 fights; 12 wins and one loss with six of his wins coming by knockout.

In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, Moses said it is not easy to fight away from home, but they have a good plan for their opponent.

“We are going to take this boy into deep water and we have to have an intelligent fight. If we have to win on points we have to win convincingly, but we plan to go for a knockout as Desert Storm knows what it takes to be here and I am also well aware of that,” Moses said.

Moses added that the last time they were in America, the Namibian boxer was given a draw despite having a better fight.

“We don’t need that anymore, hence the reason we should be well prepared and dish it out when Desert Storm steps into the ring,” he said.

In January 2022, Lukas fought Mongolian boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar in Atlantic City and the judges scored the fight a draw on a split decision.

The founder of AC Boxing also told this agency he is happy with the work that has been done by the coaching team, conditioning coach and sparring partners ahead of their trip to the USA.

“Desert Storm will be fighting in the event which is a co-main event. This shows that Namibia has a high-ranked fighter because no one wanted to face Desert Storm before this fight because they are afraid of him, but thanks to his opponent for taking up this challenge,” said Moses.

Moses stated that they are in the USA to represent Namibia and he hopes that the corporate world will soon come on board to support his academy as they dream of unearthing more talented boxers in the future.

Source: The Namibian News Agency