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Berman: Oosthuizen too big and fast for Froch

Phil Jay 01/06/2013

Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman has told WBN that star super-middleweight Thomas Oosthuizen would give current unified champion Carl Froch more than he could handle if the two were ever to clash in the ring.

Oosthuizen, 25, makes yet another appearance in the US on June 29 against unbeaten Brandon Gonzales, with ‘Tommy Gun’ looking to build on his 22-0-1 record at MGM Grand, Foxwoods in Connecticut.

The South African has been linked to a clash with Froch on UK soil in the past, although Berman stated that any future terms would have to be considerably improved to reflect the true value of Oosthiuzen’s current standing in the rankings.

“Froch is very strong with a big heart and I am a big fan of his, but having said that, Tommy has many advantages of him as he has the greater boxing skills, speed and height,” Berman told World Boxing News.

“Unfortunately when an Oosthuizen/Froch fight was discussed previously the purse offered to Tommy was insulting.

“If offered on realistic terms we’d consider it, but Tommy makes his debut on HBO on the 29th June and for him to make a bigger impression in the USA is what’s most important for us now.”

Meanwhile, 35 year-old Froch seems to have cooled his interest in a massive 168lb clash with the division’s number one Andre Ward as promoter Eddie Hearn shifts his sights on a third bout with Mikkel Kessler.

‘The Cobra’ scored an impressive points win over the Dane last Saturday night as is now rightly regarded as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, somewhere Oosthuizen aims to be in the next few years.