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Oosthuizen dominates Bryant, possibly in line for Froch

South African super middleweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen scored a unanimous decision over Rowland Bryant in the featured bout of Dibella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing show on Thursday in New York. Scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 117-111.

The fighters mostly stood at a distance in the early rounds, with Bryant occasionally lunging in with wide punches and Oosthuizen using his long jab to maintain the gap.

The 6-foot-4 South African had taken control of the bout by the middle rounds, using his size and more relaxed boxing skills to control Bryant (16-2, 11 knockouts), who, aside from a few moments — most notably in rounds 6 and 10 — was largely limited to winging loaded-up shots in between absorbing jabs and body punches from “Tommy Gun.”

THE RING’s No. 4-rated 168-pounder, Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KOs) has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Carl Froch, who capped off his tour through the upper ranks of the division in May with a fifth-round knockout of Lucian Bute in Nottingham, England.

Rounds 5-7: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm2S3ChBaqE

Rounds 8-10: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbqvHVMPMdM

Rounds 11-12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FhzLIEtUh8

 

 

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