Former world champion Paulus Moses returned to action on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia against Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez (21-5-1 14 ko’s).
Moses 32-2 with 21ko’s stopped his Argentinian opponent in the 7th to claim the WBO International Lighweight strap.
Moses was in control throughout the fight, using a crisp, sharp jab followed up with useful combinations, dropping Gonzalez with an eye catching left hook in the 7th.
The stoppage came at 1:31 in the 7th when a follow up barrage of punches prompted the referee to halt proceedings.
With the win Moses will be looking to get back into title contention. He previously challenged WBO champion Ricky Burns in 2012 and came up short on the judges cards.
Tyson Ushona (31-2-1; 8) scored a 10th round knockdown on route to beat Kaizer Mabuza (25-10-3; 15) by a wide unanimous decision and in the process retained his WBO Africa welterweight title. Scores were 118-109 on all 3 scorecards.
Vikapita Meroro (24-4; 11) stopped Pascal Ndomba (13-6-2; 11) of Tanzania in the second round and successfully defended his WBO Africa cruiserweight title.