Tim Tszyu’s date with boxing future is right here.
The undefeated Australian boxing star faces the hardest check of his profession when he takes on American Tony Harrison for the interim WBO tremendous welterweight title on Sunday.
Tszyu hasn’t fought since he defeated Terrell Gausha in Minneapolis in March final 12 months and he’s itching to get again within the ring after an prolonged coaching camp within the US and again house in Sydney.
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The 28-year-old was set to struggle unified tremendous welterweight champion Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas in January however a hand damage to Charlo meant that struggle was postponed.
There’s lots at stake on Sunday for each Tszyu (21-0) and Harrison, (29-3-1) with the winner all however sure to get first crack at Charlo later this 12 months.
If he wins, Tszyu will develop into Australia’s sixth present boxing world champion, albeit an interim one, and replicate his well-known father, Kostya Tszyu, by turning into world champion.
“It’s going to be large” Tim instructed information.com.au.
“That is going to be the largest father and son duo that’s ever competed in fight sports activities. It’s going to be an honour to symbolize my household and my ancestry.”
If Tszyu loses, it is going to be a brutal actuality examine and the danger of staying energetic might blow up in his face when he might have waited for the Charlo struggle that was already locked in.
Information Corp’s Paul Kent believes Tszyu is taking an enormous danger simply by taking this struggle in opposition to Harrison, who’s the one man to have overwhelmed Charlo.
“It’s a dangerous struggle for him,” Kent instructed information.com.au.
“If I used to be dealing with Tim, I wouldn’t be very comfortable about taking. He ought to be capable of out-box Harrison. I believe he’ll be too intelligent for him.
“The priority is that he already had the struggle with Charlo contracted. He didn’t must take the struggle and danger doubtlessly dropping the struggle.
“That mentioned, if he comes by way of the struggle with win, it actually helps him giong into the Charlo struggle. It’s going to essentially sharpen him up for that.
“It’s a whole lot of danger and a whole lot of reward every means. However I commend him for taking it as a result of it’s a courageous determination.”
Additionally showing on a stacked struggle card is Tim’s youthful brother Nikita Tszyu, in addition to Sam Goodman and Paulo Aokuso.
Right here’s all the things you’ll want to find out about Tim Tszyu vs Tony Harrison.
What are they preventing for?
Tszyu and Harrison are preventing for the interim WBO tremendous welterweight title.
The place is the struggle?
Tszyu vs Harrison will happen at Sydney’s Qudos Area, the place a capability crowd of 20,000 is predicted.
When is the struggle?
The struggle will happen on the afternoon of Sunday 12 March.
Protection of the struggle card begins at 12pm (AEDT), so Tszyu and Harrison may be anticipated to enter the ring from round 3pm (AEDT), though timing isn’t a precise science in boxing.
How can I watch the struggle?
Tszyu vs Harrison is a pay-per-view struggle.
You possibly can watch the PPV on Most important Occasion or stream it on Kayo for $59.95.
Buy the PPV right here.
Story of the tape
KO wins: 15
KO wins: 21
Betting odds (Sportsbet)
Tim Tszyu is favoured with the bookies, paying $1.45 to win, whereas Harrison is a $3 underdog.
Tszyu Factors or Choice: $3.15
Tszyu KO/TKO: 2.50
Harrison Factors or Choice: $4.90
Harrison KO/TKO: $6.25
Full struggle card
Tim Tszyu vs Tony Harrison – tremendous welterweight
Sam Goodman vs TJ Doheny
Paulo Aokuso vs Yunieski Gonzales
Nikita Tszyu vs Bo Belbin
Issac Hardman vs Rohan Murdock
Ben Mahoney vs Koen Mazoudier
Shanell Dargan vs Courtney Martin
Imam Khatev vs Gi Sung Gwak