Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Mchunu vs Oosthuizen?
Thomas Oosthuizen beat Thabiso Mchunu by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 113-115, 114-114 in favor of winner Thomas Oosthuizen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Mchunu vs Oosthuizen stats
Thabiso Mchunu stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thomas Oosthuizen made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Mchunu had a slight advantage in power over Oosthuizen, with a 63% knock out percentage over Oosthuizen's 59%.
Thabiso Mchunu was the same age as Thomas Oosthuizen, at 33 years old.
Oosthuizen had a height advantage of 5 inches over Mchunu. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Thabiso Mchunu & Thomas Oosthuizen fought out of a southpaw stance.
Mchunu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 months earlier than Oosthuizen, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 61 less professional rounds, 197 to Oosthuizen's 258.
Mchunu vs Oosthuizen form
Mchunu had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 17th December 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Boniface Kabore on 20th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ilunga Makabu on 16th May 2015 by knockout in the 11th round at International Convention Centre, Durban.
Before that, he had beat Garrett Wilson on 20th September 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States.
He had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 24th January 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Resorts International, Atlantic City.
Mchunu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Mchunu vs Oosthuizen start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Mchunu vs Oosthuizen?
Mchunu vs Oosthuizen was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Mchunu vs Oosthuizen?
Thabiso Mchunu was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Thomas Oosthuizen made his way into the ring at 39/20 (+195) with oddsmakers.