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Thomas Oosthuizen injured, released

Updated: January 6, 2014, 2:15 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The new year has not gotten off to a good start for Thomas Oosthuizen, the unbeaten South African contender, who suffered an undisclosed injury in a bicycle crash in recent days and then was released by promoter Rodney Berman ahead of his upcoming fight.

Oosthuizen, a longtime super middleweight contender, was due to move up to light heavyweight to face Montreal-based Colombian prospect Eleider Alvarez (13-0, 8 KOs) in an HBO-televised bout from the Bell Centre in Montreal on Jan. 18.

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