Nikita Tszyu has warned Jermell Charlo to count on a “scary” struggle from his brother Tim, who he says is “laser centered” on making boxing historical past.
Tim Tszyu will tackle Charlo in Las Vegas on January 29 in a superwelterweight title bout and if he wins, he’ll change into simply the ninth undisputed champion within the four-belt period.
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Tszyu has already headed over to the US, leaving no stone unturned in an intense pre-fight coaching camp he hopes could have him primed to beat the trash-talking Charlo.
“My grandad speaks to him on a regular basis and he’s been saying he’s in an excellent place, superb mind-set,” Nikita advised information.com.au.
“They’ve been doing a variety of good sparring with some massive American blokes serving to him.”
Nikita stated he has by no means seen his brother so centered for a struggle.
“He’s actually zoned in. He understands the magnitude of this occasion, he understands the magnitude of the chance,” the youthful Tszyu brother stated.
“He’s so laser centered, it’s insane. Simply watching him practice right here (in Australia), the best way he’s approaching issues is totally completely different. He’s so zoned in.”
Whereas the Tszyu brothers have vowed by no means to struggle one another professionally, Nikita has loads of expertise sparring with Tim and believes he’s in career-best type.
“Simply performing some rounds of sparring with him earlier than my final preparation, I noticed this new animal come out of him,” Nikita stated.
“I really feel sorry for Charlo, what he has to undergo. Tim’s a scary bloke when he will get within the zone.
“He’s very technical. He’s very exhausting to hit, elusive. He’s been working so much on his defence and stamina skills.
“That blended in with this terminator form of type the place he walks folks down, it’s very troublesome to struggle towards.
“It’s just like (Gennady) Golovkin the place he’s received the method and he’s received the facility as nicely and he’s at all times in your neck. It’s a really exhausting factor to cope with for lots of rounds.”
Requested for a prediction for a way the struggle will finish, Nikita believes his brother will win in a thriller.
“I believe if it gained’t go the space, it may positively go to a really late stoppage by Tim,” he stated.
“I really feel that he’s received that type that may actually mess Charlo stuff.”
Nikita (4-0), who dominated Darkon Dryden in his final struggle, will journey to Las Vegas to observe his brother in motion earlier than getting ready to get again within the ring himself on a No Restrict struggle card in March.