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Berman Feels Oosthuizen Blew Big Fight Opportunity

Tommy Oosthuizen's draw against Brandon Gonzales may have put plans for more international fights for him in doubt.

The South Africa, who holds the IBO super-middleweight title, drew with Gonzales in the United States last Saturday night.

Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman on Monday described Oosthuizen's performance as "a massive setback".

Berman said the bout in Connecticut was an opportunity for Oosthuizen to impress the international boxing fraternity and earn lucrative, televised bouts against top-class fighters.

“He blew it," he said.

Oosthuizen was hoping to secure a title fight against one of the other champions in the division, but most observers felt he was fortunate to maintain his unbeaten record after being out-fought for the opening five rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pacquiaotard86 on 07-03-2013

İ thought he should of been more aggresive; but i guess thats not his style. He would of finished gonzales off if he had 15 rounds

Comment by vacon04 on 07-02-2013

Oosthuizen looked like crap. This was his chance to prove what he's capable of doing and he didn't do anything at all. I had Gonzales winning the fight and honestly I think he has more future because he's more entertaining…

Comment by BostonGuy on 07-02-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13524389]Oosthuizen will concede no rematch... Following the draw he still is the IBO champ as he defeated Fulgencio Zuniga (?!?) back in November...[/QUOTE] Why wouldn't he? It wasn't a 'loss' but as his promoter stated it's "massive setback." A rematch…

Comment by `STEELHEAD on 07-02-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13523909]Tommy Oosthuizen's draw against Brandon Gonzales may have put plans for more international fights for him in doubt. The South Africa, who holds the IBO super-middleweight title, drew with Gonzales in the United States last Saturday night. Golden Gloves promoter…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 07-02-2013

Not impressed with tommy. Gonzalez is a ward clone, but he's pretty athletic. He's will do well me thinks. Won't be a great fighter or anything but he's definitely good enough to be a gatekeeper

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