Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith To Land on DAZN on March 9, Site TBD Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face in London Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels Mares: Why Isn't Leo Santa Cruz Fighting Gary Russell Next? Tony Harrison: I'll Beat Jermell Charlo 'Even Easier' in Rematch Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV Caleb Plant-Jose Uzcategui: Afterthoughts Photos: Ted Cheeseman, Sergio Garcia - Face To Face at Presser Amanda Serrano Won't Stop, May Go For Belt in Eight Division Trainer: Chisora Will Repair, He's Force To Be Reckoned With Hearn: Crawford is Tougher Fight For Khan, I Wanted Khan-Brook Artur Beterbiev Departing DAZN, Heading To ESPN 'Maturity process' done, Team Broner says upset of Pac imminent Amir Khan: I Get Called 'Terrorist' All The Time on Social Media Video: Adrien Broner Media Interview, Breaks Down Pacquiao Video: Pacquiao Discusses Broner Clash, Bob Arum, PBC Move Video: Ellerbe on Mayweather-Pacquiao Meeting, Broner, More Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Wilder-Fury, More Warren, Oubaali Easily Make WBC 7-Day Weight For Title Fight Amir Khan: Wilder and Fury Would Both Beat Anthony Joshua Tug Nayambayar Wants To Be Second Mongolian Champion Usyk's Team To Meet With Hearn This Week To Map Out 2019 Hearn Rips 'Geezer' Lennox Lewis For 'Talking Sh*t' on Joshua News: Derevyanchenko vs. Culcay, Barou vs. Molina, More Andrade: Boxing World Knows I'm Baddest Man Out There Fury: I'm Still Young at 30, Plenty of Exciting Nights Left in Me Roach: Broner Should Be at 135 or 140 - He Lacks Discipline Rigondeaux's Manager: We’ll Fight Anyone At 122 Or 126 Pounds Charles Frankham Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement