WBA lightweight ruler Paulus Moses puts his world title on the line tonight, meeting the challenge of Miguel Acosta at Kalari Sands Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia.
Venezuelan puncher Acosta, 26-3-2 (20), seemingly came out of nowhere to capture the Interim WBA belt last year by knocking out American contender Urbano Antillon in Mexico.
But the 32 year old Caracas veteran had won a WBA super feather title eliminator over previously undefeated Anges Adjaho in 2007 and holds a victory over ex-WBA lightweight strapholder Jose Alfaro.
31 year old Moses, 25-0 (17), was also largely unknown when he traveled to Japan and dethroned WBA lightweight titlist Yusuke Kobori in January, 2009 and "The Hitman" solidified his grip on the crown by beating back the challenge of Takehiro Shimada by a wide points decision a year ago.
It has been a year since either fighter has been in the ring and the early rounds could be sloppy as the ring rust is shed.
Acosta will undoubtedly pressure the champion but the South American must jab his way inside as Moses will look to pick off the challenger with punishing counter shots.
Moses is favored to retain the WBA title but this contest is a true 50-50 affair.