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Team Oosthuizen: We Turned Down The Carl Froch Fight

By Phil D. Jay

IBO super-middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen will continue his career in the US after turning down an opportunity to face IBF title holder Carl Froch in Nottingham in November.

The 24 year-old made the fifth defence of his world title last week with a unanimous victory over Rowland Bryant at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and was a strong favourite to step up and face the ‘Cobra’ in his hometown.

"We've turned down that fight," manager Brian Mitchell told Sowetanlive.co.za.

"It is proper that Lou DiBella will feature him on Shobox. The American boxing public just loves Tommy.”

Oosthuizen is now booked in to fight on a ShoBox card on October 5th as the South African continues his development in America. ‘Tommy Gun’ is now undefeated in 21 outings with 13 stoppages and is rarely involved in a dull fight, which is what made him an attractive proposition to Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

Froch, 35, now remains in the hunt for a high-profile foe and after dismantling previously undefeated world champion Lucian Bute in his last fight, it is no wonder fighters are reluctant to accept a fight in the three-time world title holder’s backyard.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 08-09-2012

Hopefully Pavlik - Froch can be made now then. Pavlik has been talking up the fight but will he leave America to fight? If not Bika is an option..im sure he would have no problem fighting in Nottingham.

Comment by Albeerto on 08-09-2012

[QUOTE=APBrooklyn;12411925]Garbage. Lou is getting too ****ey in the game - with his glasses n all, and Ostotheis would get KTFO anyway.[/QUOTE] Aspecter says what?

Comment by APBrooklyn on 08-09-2012

Garbage. Lou is getting too ****ey in the game - with his glasses n all, and Ostotheis would get KTFO anyway.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 08-08-2012

[QUOTE=danceswithfire;12410680]thats a big myth...he ran and got beat by activity[/QUOTE] I watched the fight and I really could have cared less who won the fight. With that said it was a very bad home town decision. And I would actually…

Comment by Light_Speed on 08-08-2012

[QUOTE=Albeerto;12410492]He did but i think pascal got injured so its off[/QUOTE] It's not off, just postponed.

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