Friday, February 16th 2018
And the New! Beltran Defeats Moses to Win the WBO Lightweight World Title
Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs), a native of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, who now resides in Phoenix, Arizona, was fighting to obtain his green card so that he can remain in the U.S. with his family under the Extraordinary Ability as a Professional Boxing (EB-1) Employment-Based First Preference category. Beltran is now the WBO World Lightweight Champion.
Moses (40-4, 25 KOs), from Windhoek, Namibia, captured the WBA World Lightweight title in 2009 when he traveled to Yokohama, Japan, to defeat defending champion and hometown favorite Yusuke Kobori via a unanimous decision. After one successful title defense — a unanimous decision victory over Takehiro Shimada, Moses’ 16-month reign as world champion ended in 2010 at the hands of Miguel Acosta.