Tim Tszyu cabinets world title plans, Sydney possible host for home bout

After that combat, the Tszyu camp spoke glowingly about Townsville and vowed to come back again however the lure of combating in entrance of his dwelling followers would undoubtedly by an enormous drawcard for the rising star, who appeared sensational when retiring Horn on his stool and shortly caught worldwide consideration.

Dennis Hogan, who used to combat at Horn’s health club in Brisbane, has been talked about as a possible foe and would signify a difficult task. Hogan (28-Three-1) is an Australia-based Irishman who was controversially denied a world title when he misplaced to then-WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia in April, 2019.

He adopted that majority determination defeat by shifting as much as middleweight, the place he was outclassed by slick American Jermall Charlo (30-Zero-Zero). However he is robust and can be an appropriate subsequent step for Tszyu, who has improved massively between every of his 16 skilled fights.


Michael Zerafa, who went one-and-one over a torrid two-fight collection with Horn, is one other contender as is Daniel Lewis. Lewis stays the one blemish on Tszyu’s report, having overwhelmed him as an newbie in a youth title combat in 2011. Since then he is been to a Commonwealth Video games and the 2016 Olympic Video games in Rio earlier than turning skilled in 2019.

He gained his first six fights earlier than shedding to undefeated American Sebastian Fundora on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in February. Lewis hasn’t been capable of combat since however their newbie storyline would guarantee a robust build-up for a Sydney derby that will be one of many greatest combat playing cards within the metropolis for years.

If Tszyu-Lewis will get rubber-stamped, it might spherical out a robust end to the 12 months for Australian fighters. Kingscliff’s Jason Moloney leads the cost with a shot at Japanese star Naoya Inoue in late October in Las Vegas.

Inoue is a top-five pound-for-pound fighter and holds all the bantamweight belts, that means Moloney’s task will rank among the many most tough ever tried by an Australian.

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