Thomas Oosthuizen

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Thomas Oosthuizen
Statistics
Real name Thomas Oosthuizen
Nickname(s) Tommy Gun
Rated at Super Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nationality  South African
Born (1988-04-02) 2 April 1988 (age 26)
Gauteng, South Africa
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 22
Wins by KO 13
Losses 0
Draws 2
No contests 0

Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen (/ˈwɛst.hzɨn/ WEST-hy-zən) is a South African professional boxer and the former IBO Super Middleweight champion.[1] The Ring Magazine presently ranks him sixth in the Super Middleweight division, while statistical boxing website BoxRec lists him at #7 in the Light Heavyweight weight class.[2][3] He is managed and trained by Harold Volbrecht whilst being jointly promoted by both Lou DiBella and Golden Gloves Ltd.[4]

Family[edit]

Thomas is the son of former two-division South African champion Charles Oosthuizen.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Oosthuizen made his professional debut on 29 February 2008, knocking out Johannes Swart in two rounds. He then reeled off twelve straight victories, nine of which coming by way of knockout.[5]

IBO super middleweight title[edit]

On 6 November 2010, Oosthuizen faced off against IBO Super Middleweight titleholder Isaac Chilemba. The result was a split-decision draw which allowed Chilemba to retain the title, Oosthuizen claims that attempts to make a rematch were swiftly declined.[6] On 26 March 2011, Oosthuizen got a second crack at the IBO title against Evert Bravo (Chilemba had vacated the title to move up to the Light Heavyweight weight class).[7] Oosthuizen won the fight via a ninth round technical knockout, which saw the referee stepping in to save Bravo from taking further punishment.[8] Oosthuizen made his American debut on the undercard of the Jan Zaveck vs. Andre Berto bout, winning a unanimous decision over Aaron Pryor Jr on 3 September 2011.[9]

After two seemingly lackluster performances (a draw with Brandon Gonzáles and split decision victory over Ezequiel Maderna), a motorcycle injury forced Oosthuizen to withdraw from a scheduled bout fight with Eleider Alvarez. He was subsequently released by his promoter Rodney Berman, who cited the fact that Oosthuizen was at least 13 pounds over the 175 lb. limit for the bout; stating, "He's had so many chances and blown every one".[10] Following a brief stint in rehabilitation, Oosthuizen was able to mend ties with his promoter in an attempt to move forward with his boxing career.[11] He vacated his IBO Super Middleweight Title on April 21, 2014 and is scheduled to face Frenchman Doudou Ngumbu in Light Heavyweight bout.[12][13]

Professional boxing record[edit]

22 Wins (13 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 2 Draws[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A France Doudou Ngumbu N/A N/A 2014-06-21 Monaco Monte Carlo Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Win 22-0-2 Argentina Ezequiel Maderna MD 12 2013-11-09 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Draw 21-0-2 United States Brandon Gonzáles SD 10 2013-06-29 United States MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Win 21-0-1 Colombia Fulgencio Zúñiga UD 12 2012-11-10 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 20-0-1 United States Rowland Bryant UD 12 2012-08-02 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 19-0-1 United States Marcus Johnson UD 10 2012-04-27 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma
Win 18-0-1 Australia Serge Yannick TKO 6 (12), 0:47 2012-03-03 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 17-0-1 Mexico Francisco Sierra TKO 11 (12), 2:59 2011-11-23 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 16-0-1 United States Aaron Pryor Jr. UD 12 2011-09-03 United States Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 15-0-1 South Africa William Gare UD 12 2011-06-04 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 14-0-1 Colombia Evert Bravo TKO 9 (12), 2:34 2011-03-26 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Won vacant IBO World Super Middleweight title
Draw 13-0-1 Malawi Isaac Chilemba SD 12 2010-11-06 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng For IBO World Super Middleweight title
Win 13-0 Mexico Saúl Román KO 8 (10), 0:35 2010-04-27 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Win 12-0 Ghana Thomas Awinbono UD 12 2010-02-27 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Retained WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title
Win 11-0 South Africa Tshepang Mohale KO 4 (12), 0:48 2009-10-31 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Won vacant WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title
Win 10-0 Brazil Cleber Argente Alves UD 10 2009-09-12 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Won vacant IBO Youth Super Middleweight title
Win 9-0 South Africa Jared Lovett SD 10 2009-07-11 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Won vacant IBO Youth Light Heavyweight title
Win 8-0 Uganda Semanda Shabane TKO 1 (8), 2:58 2009-04-01 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Win 7-0 South Africa Jeremiah Baloyi TKO 1 (4) 2008-11-17 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Win 6-0 South Africa Mfundo Wongo KO 3 (4) 2008-10-07 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Win 5-0 South Africa Mzukiseni Lengesi TKO 1 (4) 2008-09-13 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Win 4-0 South Africa Ayanda Nongena TKO 1 2008-08-01 South Africa Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng
Win 3-0 South Africa Takalani Maluleke TKO 3 (4) 2008-07-15 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng
Win 2-0 South Africa Shawn Sombyala TKO 1 (4) 2008-05-28 South Africa Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng
Win 1-0 South Africa Johannes Swart TKO 2 (4) 2008-02-29 South Africa Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng Professional Debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Oosthuizen - BoxRec Boxing Encyclopaedia BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-09-16.
  2. ^ "The Ring Ratings, Super Middleweight". The Ring. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  3. ^ Light Heavyweight Rankings. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-11.
  4. ^ "Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen - Golden Gloves". Golden Gloves. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  5. ^ a b Thomas Oosthuizen's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-09-28.
  6. ^ Wainwright, Anson (20 September 2011). "Thomas Oosthuizen: "I will take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day."". Max Boxing. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  7. ^ Jackson, Ron (3 September 2011). "Oosthuizen-Bravo for IBO belt". Fightnews. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  8. ^ Chaykovsky, Edward (26 March 2011). "Thomas Oosthuizen Stops Evert Bravo, Wins IBO Title". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  9. ^ Chaykovsky, Edward (3 September 2011). "Oosthuiszen, Bailey and Del Valle Win Bouts in Biloxi". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  10. ^ Rafael, Dan (26 January 2014). "Thomas Oosthuizen injured, released". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  11. ^ ""Tommy Gun" re-loads!". Golden Gloves. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  12. ^ "No-title ‘Tommy Gun’ turns the corner". Golden Gloves. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  13. ^ "OOSTHUIZEN FACES NGUMBU ON RETURN...". World Boxing News. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Isaac Chilemba
IBO Super Middleweight Champion
26 March 2011 – April 21, 2014
Vacated
Vacant