|Rated at||Super middleweight
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
2 April 1988 |
Gauteng, South Africa
|Wins by KO||13|
Thomas Oosthuizen (// WEST-hy-zən; born 2 April 1988) is a South African professional boxer. He is a former IBO super middleweight and current light heavyweight champion. The Ring magazine and BoxRec currently ranks him #10 at light heavyweight.
Thomas is the son of former two-division South African champion Charles Oosthuizen. Thomas is the youngest of three siblings, and has a sister Charlene (31) and a brother Charles (28).
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.
IBO super middleweight title
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 attempted to make a rematch were swiftly declined. 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 class). Oosthuizen won the fight via a ninth round technical knockout, which saw the referee stepping in to save Bravo from taking further punishment. 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.
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". 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. He vacated his IBO Super Middleweight Title on April 21, 2014 and is scheduled to face Frenchman Doudou Ngumbu in Light Heavyweight bout.
Professional boxing record
|24 Wins (14 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 2 Draws|
|Win||25-0-2||Robert Berridge||UD||12||2015-06-06||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Lost IBO Light Heavyweight title on the scales.|
|Win||24-0-2||Ryno Liebenberg||SD||12||2015-03-14||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO Light Heavyweight title|
|Win||23-0-2||Denis Grachev||RTD||11 (12), 3:00||2014-11-15||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||22-0-2||Ezequiel Maderna||MD||12||2013-11-09||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Draw||21-0-2||Brandon Gonzáles||SD||10||2013-06-29||MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut|
|Win||21-0-1||Fulgencio Zúñiga||UD||12||2012-11-10||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||20-0-1||Rowland Bryant||UD||12||2012-08-02||Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||19-0-1||Marcus Johnson||UD||10||2012-04-27||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma|
|Win||18-0-1||Serge Yannick||TKO||6 (12), 0:47||2012-03-03||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||17-0-1||Francisco Sierra||TKO||11 (12), 2:59||2011-11-23||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||16-0-1||Aaron Pryor Jr.||UD||12||2011-09-03||Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||15-0-1||William Gare||UD||12||2011-06-04||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||14-0-1||Evert Bravo||TKO||9 (12), 2:34||2011-03-26||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Draw||13-0-1||Isaac Chilemba||SD||12||2010-11-06||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||For IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||13-0||Saúl Román||KO||8 (10), 0:35||2010-04-27||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||12-0||Thomas Awinbono||UD||12||2010-02-27||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title|
|Win||11-0||Tshepang Mohale||KO||4 (12), 0:48||2009-10-31||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title|
|Win||10-0||Cleber Argente Alves||UD||10||2009-09-12||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO Youth Super Middleweight title|
|Win||9-0||Jared Lovett||SD||10||2009-07-11||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO Youth Light Heavyweight title|
|Win||8-0||Semanda Shabane||TKO||1 (8), 2:58||2009-04-01||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||7-0||Jeremiah Baloyi||TKO||1 (4)||2008-11-17||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||6-0||Mfundo Wongo||KO||3 (4)||2008-10-07||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||5-0||Mzukiseni Lengesi||TKO||1 (4)||2008-09-13||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||4-0||Ayanda Nongena||TKO||1||2008-08-01||Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng|
|Win||3-0||Takalani Maluleke||TKO||3 (4)||2008-07-15||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||2-0||Shawn Sombyala||TKO||1 (4)||2008-05-28||Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng|
|Win||1-0||Johannes Swart||TKO||2 (4)||2008-02-29||Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng||Professional Debut|
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- Light Heavyweight Rankings. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-11.
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Title last held byIsaac Chilemba
|IBO Super Middleweight Champion
26 March 2011 – April 21, 2014
Title last held byBlake Caparello
|IBO Light Heavyweight Champion
14 March 2015 – present