Tim Tszyu will battle for the WBO super-welterweight world title in Australia on Sunday, March 12, main Australian-based boxing promoter No Restrict Boxing confirmed.
Tszyu, 28, will try and win his maiden world title on house soil in his first battle again in his native Australia since defeating Japan’s Takeshi Inoue in November 2021.
‘The Soul Taker’ continued his coaching camp within the USA in preparation for a title battle following the postponement of one of many greatest and most anticipated fights on the 2023 boxing schedule, Charlo vs. Tszyu for the undisputed championship of the world.
American Tony Harrison is the previous WBC tremendous welterweight world champion. He’s additionally the one fighter to have defeated Tszyu’s previously-planned opponent in present undisputed champion Jermell Charlo.
Ranked No.2 by the WBC and No. 3 by the WBO, Harrison has a document of 29 wins, three losses and draw with 21 of these victories by way of knock out. His final battle was towards Spain’s Sergio Garcia in April 2022, successful by unanimous resolution.
The 32-year-old from Detroit has at all times embraced the thought of going through off towards Tszyu in Australia, telling reporters final 12 months, “I wish to go to Australia. Take me on a trip. Let me journey internationally and battle any person that ya’ll need me to battle, I’m cool with that…”
“Let me see the kangaroos and rattlesnakes and s–t like that, I need that. I wish to battle him, however I wish to battle him over there.”
In a winner takes all state of affairs, the victor on March 12 is ready to safe an undisputed title battle towards Charlo, as soon as the champion recovers from his accidents.
Tim Tszyu stated, “I believe Australia goes to erupt. I haven’t fought for nearly a 12 months and half in again house and I do know it’s going to be the largest present but. It’s an enormous battle for Australia and a particular second in my profession. I’ve so many passionate followers supporting and following me, so I suppose he’ll really feel a sure craziness concerning the ambiance in Australia. However his greatest drawback he’s working into isn’t the followers, it’s me.”
“Each battle you’re taking is all on the road, you’re one punch away from going again to the very backside. It’s all on the road and a raffle, however that is what I do. That is boxing, it’s a part of my profession and I’m a fighter first.”
“He (Harrison) was the subsequent finest obtainable choice. I’m at that stage of my profession that I actually don’t care who’s in entrance of me. I’m able to take all of them out.”
No Restrict Boxing CEO George Rose stated, “Mark your calendars everybody as a result of Tim Tszyu lastly will get his shot at changing into world champion on Sunday March 12, proper right here in Australia.”
“I visited him within the US for his coaching camp, so belief me once I let you know he’s able to take over the world by any means essential. He’s in the perfect form of his life, combating again house for the primary time since 2021 and hungrier than ever. It’s going to be one hell of a present.”
“Tim additionally is aware of this gained’t be a stroll within the park. He has a really, very harmful man in Tony Harrison in entrance of him. Harrison is the one man on the planet to take down the undisputed champ in Jermell Charlo, so it’s an enormous danger for him.”
“It’s arduous to imagine that it’s been two-decades since battle followers final witnessed a Tszyu world title on Australian shores, however we don’t have to attend for much longer. We’ll look to announce which metropolis and venue is ready to host this blockbuster occasion very quickly.”
Venue and ticketing particulars will probably be introduced within the coming weeks.
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