Tim Tzsyu’s subsequent steps on his quest for a super-welterweight world title have been revealed, with the top-ranked fighter set to problem for the WBO championship in Australia on March 12.
The 28-year-old will try and win his maiden world title in his first combat on dwelling soil since defeating Japan’s Takeshi Inoue by unanimous determination in November 2021.
Present champion Jermell Charlo broke his hand in sparring and introduced he wouldn’t have the ability to defend in opposition to Tszyu in Las Vegas in January and the WBO has now introduced its future plans.
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Information broke early on Monday morning by way of Fox Sports activities that the WBO had named Tszyu as a compulsory challenger for the injured Charlo’s world title, and can face off in opposition to former champ Tony Harrison, the one man to defeat Charlo in skilled boxing.
The winner of the combat in March will face Charlo for the undisputed world title later within the yr.
Harrison is ranked second with the WBC and third by the WBO, however that hasn’t fazed Tzsyu, who’s trying ahead to Australian help for the combat.
“Each combat you are taking is all on the road,” he stated.
“You’re one punch away from going again to the very backside.
“It’s all on the road and a chance, however that is what I do.
“I’m at that stage of my profession that I don’t actually care who’s in entrance of me.
“I’m able to take all of them out.”
Harrison has a report of 29 wins, three losses and a draw, with a type of losses coming by TKO in opposition to Charlo.
Tszyu says he may have the sting in opposition to the 32-year-old American, counting on “passionate” Australian followers to spur him alongside.
“I feel Australia goes to erupt,” he stated.
“It’s a particular second in my profession, and I do know it’s going to be the most important present but.”