Junior middleweight contender Tim Tszyu is motivated to duplicate his father’s large win from 21 years in the past.
In 2001, Kostya Tszyu traveled over to Las Vegas and scored a sensational stoppage of Zab Judah to change into the undisputed junior welterweight world champion.
On January 28, on the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Tim Tszyu will try to drag off a significant undisputed win of his personal when he challenges Jermell Charlo for the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO junior middleweight titles. Showtime will televise.
“Man, that [fight my father had with Judah] I’ve watched so many occasions,” Tszyu advised AAP.
“Everybody’s dad rising up is their tremendous hero and that is the struggle that made him an precise tremendous hero not simply in my eyes however to the entire world. So, yeah, that struggle does convey a number of inspiration out as a result of it type of cemented his identify into historical past. I get motivation and affect from that, for positive.
“To be in comparison with the best fighter who’s ever fought out of Australia just isn’t a foul factor, is it? Does not hassle me. I do not actually care. I believe I’ve already emerged. I’ve created my very own character, my very own begin in many various methods. However this shall be completely different. That is historical past. That is one thing else.”
Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) is an amazing underdog within the struggle, with Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) holding a transparent edge in expertise.
“I believe Charlo’s very beatable,” Tszyu mentioned. “He is an excellent fighter, he is wonderful at what he does however he is positively beatable.
“I do not wish to make any predictions however I am in loopy, phenomenal form and I am solely beginning to peak now. Mentally and bodily I am in an amazing place and that may play a giant half in what’s forward.”