|Real name||Thomas Oosthuizen|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
2 April 1988 |
Gauteng, South Africa
|Wins by KO||13|
Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen (// WEST-hy-zən) is a South African professional boxer and the current IBO Super Middleweight champion. The Ring Magazine presently ranks him at fourth in the Super Middleweight division, while ESPN has him at number nine. He is managed and trained by Harold Volbrecht whilst being jointly promoted by both Lou DiBella and Golden Gloves Ltd.
Thomas is the son of former two-division South African champion Charles Oosthuizen.
Oosthuizen made his professional debut on 29 February 2008, knocking out Johannes Swart in two rounds. He then reeled off twelve straight victories, nine of which coming by way of knockout.
IBO super middleweight title
On 6 November 2010, Oosthuizen faced off against IBO Super Middleweight titleholder Isaac Chilemba. The result was a split-decision draw which allowed Chilemba to retain the title, Oosthuizen claims that attempts to make a rematch were swiftly declined. On 26 March 2011, Oosthuizen got a second crack at the IBO title against Evert Bravo (Chilemba had vacated the title to move up to the Light Heavyweight weight class). Oosthuizen won the fight via a ninth round technical knockout, which saw the referee stepping in to save Bravo from taking further punishment. Oosthuizen made his American debut on the undercard of the Jan Zaveck vs. Andre Berto bout, winning a unanimous decision over Aaron Pryor Jr on 3 September 2011.
Professional boxing record
|21 Wins (13 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 1 Draw|
|Win||21-0-1||Fulgencio Zúñiga||UD||12||2012-11-10||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||20-0-1||Rowland Bryant||UD||12||2012-08-02||Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||19-0-1||Marcus Johnson||UD||10||2012-04-27||Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma|
|Win||18-0-1||Serge Yannick||TKO||6 (12), 0:47||2012-03-03||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||17-0-1||Francisco Sierra||TKO||11 (12), 2:59||2011-11-23||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||16-0-1||Aaron Pryor Jr.||UD||12||2011-09-03||Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||15-0-1||William Gare||UD||12||2011-06-04||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||14-0-1||Evert Bravo||TKO||9 (12), 2:34||2011-03-26||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Draw||13-0-1||Isaac Chilemba||SD||12||2010-11-06||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||For IBO World Super Middleweight title|
|Win||13-0||Saúl Román||KO||8 (10), 0:35||2010-04-27||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||12-0||Thomas Awinbono||UD||12||2010-02-27||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Retained WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title|
|Win||11-0||Tshepang Mohale||KO||4 (12), 0:48||2009-10-31||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant WBA Pan African Super Middleweight title|
|Win||10-0||Cleber Argente Alves||UD||10||2009-09-12||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO Youth Super Middleweight title|
|Win||9-0||Jared Lovett||SD||10||2009-07-11||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO Youth Light Heavyweight title|
|Win||8-0||Semanda Shabane||TKO||1 (8), 2:58||2009-04-01||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||7-0||Jeremiah Baloyi||TKO||1 (4)||2008-11-17||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||6-0||Mfundo Wongo||KO||3 (4)||2008-10-07||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||5-0||Mzukiseni Lengesi||TKO||1 (4)||2008-09-13||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||4-0||Ayanda Nongena||TKO||1||2008-08-01||Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng|
|Win||3-0||Takalani Maluleke||TKO||3 (4)||2008-07-15||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Win||2-0||Shawn Sombyala||TKO||1 (4)||2008-05-28||Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng|
|Win||1-0||Johannes Swart||TKO||2 (4)||2008-02-29||Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng||Professional Debut|
- Thomas Oosthuizen - BoxRec Boxing Encyclopaedia BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-09-16.
- "The Ring Ratings, Super Middleweight". The Ring. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- "ESPN.com's divisional rankings". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- "Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen - Golden Gloves". Golden Gloves. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Thomas Oosthuizen's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-09-28.
- Wainwright, Anson (20 September 2011). "Thomas Oosthuizen: "I will take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day."". Max Boxing. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Jackson, Ron (3 September 2011). "Oosthuizen-Bravo for IBO belt". Fightnews. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Chaykovsky, Edward (26 March 2011). "Thomas Oosthuizen Stops Evert Bravo, Wins IBO Title". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Chaykovsky, Edward (3 September 2011). "Oosthuiszen, Bailey and Del Valle Win Bouts in Biloxi". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
Title last held byIsaac Chilemba
|IBO Super Middleweight Champion
26 March 2011 – present