Posted on 01/22/2023
By: Sean Crose
Tim Tszyu is probably not preventing Jermell Charlo anytime quickly, however he’s bought himself a harmful foe in his subsequent struggle nonetheless. After a Charlo harm prevented the 2 males from preventing this coming weekend, as had been deliberate, Tszyu might have gone for a tuneup. Somewhat than take a straightforward, keep busy struggle, nevertheless, Tszyu will likely be taking over former world titlist Tony Harrison. This isn’t the kind of battle that’s a digital certain factor for the crimson scorching 21-0 Tszyu. In actual fact, welterweight titlist Errol Spence took to Twitter on Sunday to state his perception that Harrison will pull off the win. “I’ll wager 10,” he acknowledged, “on a Tony Harrison upset.” He won’t be the one one.
Boasting a report of 29-3-1, Harrison has been a professional since 2011. His largest win was a really spectacular 2018 victory over Charlo, who he lifted the WBC junior middleweight world title off of within the course of. Charlo returned the next yr to crush Harrison within the rematch through eleventh spherical stoppage. Harrison has solely fought twice since that point, drawing with Bryan Perella in 2021 and decisioning Sergio Garcia final April. Nonetheless, the Detroit fighter could be an ungainly and irritating foe. What’s extra, he’s much more skilled within the ring than the favored Tyzyu and has confronted much better competitors.
Tzsyu, however, is nothing if not a fighter on the rise. Boasting an ideal report of 21 wins and 0 knockouts, he’s lengthy been thought of a serious problem for Charlo. The son of boxing royalty Kostya Tszyu, the 28 yr outdated Aussie is trying to observe in his father’s footsteps. With that in thoughts, he’s definitely leaving his mark by having the braveness to face Harrison. The transfer clearly reveals that Tszyu is assured. And certainly, it’s straightforward to see why he’ll in all probability be the betting favourite strolling into the struggle.
With loads of pace and correct punch placement, the person has proven himself to be nothing if not formidable towards his earlier 20+ opponents. These opponents, nevertheless, haven’t been Harrison. Tszyu is a person occupied with testing himself, and he’s now going to have fairly a check in Harrison. This may very well be a very good one, for it’s a top quality pairing on paper. The Tszyu-Harrison bout will likely be for the interim WBO junior middleweight strap. The struggle will go down in Australia, although a precise location has not been determined.