Undefeated South African contender Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (18-0-1, 13 KOs) will take on once-defeated Marcus “Too Much” Johnson (21-1, 15 KOs) in the main event of a double-header on ShoBox at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT on Friday, April 27. The fight will be held at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
Oosthuizen, the freakishly tall southpaw from Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa, is on a slow and steady march towards a world title. Standing 6 feet and 4 inches tall, Oosthuizen’s long reach and decent power present a difficult problem to solve. He has fought the majority of his career in South Africa, and made his American debut last September on the undercard of Andre Berto’s technical stoppage victory over Jan Zaveck in September, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Aaron Pryor Jr. A victory over Johnson, another well-regarded prospect, puts him one step closer to a world title shot.
After comfortably dispatching of a long line of club fighters and perennial opponents, Johnson suffered the first loss of his career to Dyah Davis last April. Johnson made his comeback in November, beating club fighter Billy Bailey in a 6-round fight in Houston, Texas.
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