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Old 01-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default how far will Thomas Oosthuizen go?

how good is Oosthuizen i was surprised to discover he was a white man, not a whole lot of white fighters come out of south africa these days. Could you see Oosthuizen beating british prospects like degale and groves? reason why i mention cleverlys name is that Oosthuizen is a rangy guy he's about 6'4 so he could easily move up to 175 and take on cleverly.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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really hard to say, SMW is one of the strongest divisions, the top fighters are really good boxers. Depends on how he can progress in his next fights.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Haven't really watched him fight.. He is a huge SMW anyway.. According to his record, he doesn't pack a lot of power, but still enough to make him respected.
However being 6"4" and only 168 lbs, I think I have to doubt his punch resistance..
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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3.2 miles. Precisely.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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He's a lower B level fighter who wont go far. He's clearly not that good imho..

He's on the level of Beibut SHumenov for instance.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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he hasnt had a really chance to prove himself, so we dont kno but i think he will have a great pro career
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #7
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Haven't really watched him fight.. He is a huge SMW anyway.. According to his record, he doesn't pack a lot of power, but still enough to make him respected.
However being 6"4" and only 168 lbs, I think I have to doubt his punch resistance..
There is nothing wrong with his punch resistance, he has been in with a few guys who can crack and he seams to eat bombs for breakfast. He is however very hittable and loses focus during fights.
I suspect he probably loses only to the divisions elite like Ward, Froch and Kessler. I'd give him a good chance against anyone else. He throws a lot of punches, has good stamina and seams keen to mix it.
He needs to step up now and face better opposition.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #8
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how good is Oosthuizen i was surprised to discover he was a white man, not a whole lot of white fighters come out of south africa these days. Could you see Oosthuizen beating british prospects like degale and groves? reason why i mention cleverlys name is that Oosthuizen is a rangy guy he's about 6'4 so he could easily move up to 175 and take on cleverly.
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same here.
I think he might be like Bika. A tp contender but not good enough to beat the elite of the division.
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he looks good so far. as long as he uses his height like the klits, he could do well. still, young. give him more time to develop mentally
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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He's pretty good. Ward would have a field day with him though. He could beat AA.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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how good is Oosthuizen i was surprised to discover he was a white man, not a whole lot of white fighters come out of south africa these days. Could you see Oosthuizen beating british prospects like degale and groves? reason why i mention cleverlys name is that Oosthuizen is a rangy guy he's about 6'4 so he could easily move up to 175 and take on cleverly.
"The reason I mention Cleverly's name".... You did mention his name until just then.

Oh and I'm not impressed at all. I just don't see it in him.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #12
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same here.
I think he might be like Bika. A tp contender but not good enough to beat the elite of the division.
I think Bika would fold him on half and make him 3'2".
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There is nothing wrong with his punch resistance, he has been in with a few guys who can crack and he seams to eat bombs for breakfast. He is however very hittable and loses focus during fights.
I suspect he probably loses only to the divisions elite like Ward, Froch and Kessler. I'd give him a good chance against anyone else. He throws a lot of punches, has good stamina and seams keen to mix it.
He needs to step up now and face better opposition.
though his level of comp are fine atm for me. And might fight Stevenson next.
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how good is Oosthuizen i was surprised to discover he was a white man, not a whole lot of white fighters come out of south africa these days. Could you see Oosthuizen beating british prospects like degale and groves? reason why i mention cleverlys name is that Oosthuizen is a rangy guy he's about 6'4 so he could easily move up to 175 and take on cleverly.
His name gives it away
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not happy how he turned down a title shot Froch offered him

I had to watch Yusef Mack instead.....
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