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 Last update:  1/8/2013       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Team Oosthuizen Ready For Stevenson IBF Title Clash
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By Edward Chaykovsky

The team of IBO champion Thomas Oosthuizen (21-0-1, 13KOs) are ready and willing to face Adonis Stevenson (19-1, 16KOs) for the vacant IBF super middleweight title.

Eddie Hearn, the promoter of IBF champion Carl Froch, is trying to reach an agreement with Sauerland Event for a rematch with WBA "regular" champion Mikkel Kessler.

The run for Kessler could cost Froch his title. The IBF ordered Froch's team to reach an agreement to face mandatory challenger Stevenson by January 15th.

If the belt is vacant, then Stevenson and Oosthuizen could fight on an HBO date of March 2. Oosthuizen's co-promoter, Rodney Berman, is waiting to see how the title situation plays out.

"Tommy's prospect of fighting for that title is excellent," Berman told Sowetan. "There's still a lot that must happen, but if it does work out, then I hope Tommy will fight for the title on March 2. If not, he will fight then anyway."

Tags: Thomas Oosthuizen , Adonis Stevenson


 

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comment by ddangerous, on 01-09-2013
Good fight. Make it happen.

comment by jlcelestine, on 01-08-2013
[QUOTE=jsfd26]Could be the case. I've always said once Stevenson faces a skilled boxer who could take his firepower early on he would get beat. Not sure how sturdy Oozy's chin is but if he could do that he could cruise to a UD. With that said I wouldn't be surprised if Stevenson declines t...

comment by Freedom2014, on 01-08-2013
I like this fight, it's a more competitive matchup than Froch-Stevenson. Stevenson has a chance against the less experienced Oosthuizen, but virtually no chance whatsoever of beating Froch.

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 01-08-2013
[quote=The Weebler II] Quote: Originally Posted by Andrew5550 Stevenson & Tommy should have a fight between them to secure the winner of Kessler v Froch. Precisely. I think Oosthuizen is too skilful for Stevenson. [/quote] Could be the case. I've always said once Stevenson faces a skill...

comment by jlcelestine, on 01-08-2013
i had a lot of typos for some reason. lol. but i fixed them. i am familiar with the english language....

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