Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Oosthuizen vs Mchunu?
Thabiso Mchunu beat Thomas Oosthuizen by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.
The scorecards were announced as 111-119 in favor of winner Thabiso Mchunu.
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).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Thulani Mbenge's and Miguel Vazquez's clash.
Oosthuizen vs Mchunu stats
Thomas Oosthuizen stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thabiso Mchunu made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 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 57%.
Thomas Oosthuizen was the same age as Thabiso Mchunu, at 33 years old.
Oosthuizen had a height advantage of 5 inches over Mchunu. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Thomas Oosthuizen & Thabiso Mchunu fought out of a southpaw stance.
Oosthuizen was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 months later than Mchunu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 258 to Mchunu's 197.
Oosthuizen vs Mchunu form
Thabiso Mchunu had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Denis Lebedev on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Thomas Oosthuizen on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Thomas Oosthuizen on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Before that, he had lost to Constantin Bejenaru on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, USA.
Hehad been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 17th December 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Oosthuizen's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Mchunu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Oosthuizen vs Mchunu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Oosthuizen vs Mchunu?
Thomas Oosthuizen was a 21/25 (-119) favourite going into the contest, while Thabiso Mchunu made his way into the ring at 91/100 (-109) with oddsmakers.