Tommy Gun beats son of the Hawk

04 September 2011 - 17:45 By Sport staff
Thomas Oosthuizen lands a punch during the Super Middleweight title bout between Thomas Oosthuizen in stripes and Evert Bravo at Emperor's Palace March 26, 2011 in Johannesburg
Thomas Oosthuizen lands a punch during the Super Middleweight title bout between Thomas Oosthuizen in stripes and Evert Bravo at Emperor's Palace March 26, 2011 in Johannesburg
Image: Dominic Barnardt

Thomas "Tommy Gun" Oosthuizen easily outpointed Aaron Pryor jnr, whose fighting father was known as the Hawk, to keep his IBO super-middleweight title in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Saturday night.

Oosthuizen dropped Pryor in the third round but in the end he had to settle for a unamimous decision.

All three judges scored it 117-111.

Oosthuizen's record improved to 16 wins and one draw, while Pryor dropped to 16-4.

Oosthuizen's father Charles held the SA junior-middleweight and middleweight belts, while Pryor's legendary dad was a world junior-welterweight champion.

Two SA boxers took Pryor's ring name - Welcome Ncita and Masibulela Makepula.

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