By AMOGELANG RAMELA
Thomas Oosthuizein returns to the ring at the Emperors Palace this coming Wednesday (November 23) where he is expected to defend his IBO super-middleweight.
Tommy Gun as the South African boxer is known among those who admires him will come face to face with Francisco Sierra from Mexico in the tournament dubbed for dubbed the Grand Slam. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.
The confident Oosthuizen has since promised his fans that he has well prepared for this fight, and there is no reason he will let go of the title, more so that he will be fighting in his own back-yard.
“I am ready, both mentally and physical, and all I am looking forward to this fight is nothing other than a win,” said Oosthuizen.
Oosthuizen goes into this match highly motivated by the fact that he has won a number of fights as opposed to his opponent.
“Not only that will serve as an advantage for me, but it is through the winning spirit that has been in the blood line of my family as my father was also a world champion in his life in time and that is an inspiration for me ahead of this fight,” added Oosthuizen.
Apart from the Oosthuizen/Francisco bout, the tournament will also see a great experience for other boxers participating in the other categories in the likes of Zack Mwekassa, who take on Kizito Ruhamya in the Catchweight title while Sipho “Tsunami” Taliwe will clash with Jasper Seroka for the WBC Junior Lightweight.