Mose Auimatagi Jr. to make his in-ring return

Mose Auimatagi (13-1-2) is hoping to start off his 2020 year already, with a big fight scheduled in Australia. “This next fight is going to be a tough international opponent” Mose said. His opponent has not been announced yet but will be one of the biggest fights of his career. The event he will be fighting on will be promoted by Lynden Hosking and the promoter who began his pro boxing career: Dean Lonergan.

Mose has had an impressive career so far, winning the NZNBF & NZPBA New Zealand Middleweight titles, UBF Asia Pacific Middleweight title, The Force 4-man Super Middleweight tournament and recently last year winning the WBC - OPBF Silver & WBA East/West Oceania Super Middleweight titles.

He has fought big names including Jordan Tai, Gunnar Jackson, Panuve Helu, Reagan Dessaix, Adrian Taihia, Morgan Jones and most recently Kerry Foley.

Last year Mose started well with a Knockout win over the Light heavyweight New Zealand Champion Ratu Dawai and a month later a massive win over Kerry Foley, after which he was inactive for the rest of the year. He was scheduled to fight in December in a Cruiserweight bout against a Samoan amateur boxer but he pulled out in the very last minute before the fight. He did have a last-minute opponent line up against Salo Ben Vui; however, despite agreeing to the fight, Salo Ben Vui did not show up and got suspended indefinitely.

He is hoping to make 2020 the biggest year of his career. “We're confirmed to have at least 4 fights this year. I expect to be ranked in the top 50 and ranked in top 15 by any of the 4 major belts this year” (WBC, WBA, WBO or IBF). Mose is currently ranked 88th in the world on Boxrec and ranked 5th p4p on New Zealand.

More info about his next fight will be released over the next couple of weeks.

Written by Benjamin Watt

Benjamin Watt first got interested in boxing when he watched his first bout in 2000, where David Tua fought Lennox Lewis and ever since then he was hooked. Since 2014, he had become the editor for New Zealand and Pacific of Boxrec (The independent computerized rankings website and records keeping).

In 2015 he became a Boxing judge, making him the first openly gay man to have ever judge a professional boxing bout in the World. Recently he has been writing for international boxing websites including World Boxing News, Boxing Scene and Scoop NZ. Benjamin has also recently started a new project with Wikipedia, to produce more Wiki articles on New Zealand Boxing history.

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