1 Zab Judah
This November 2001 win was the one that really catapulted Tszyu up the pound-for-pound rankings, because of a mix of the combat’s magnitude and the way of the end. With all three main belts on the road, Tszyu added Judah’s IBF to his personal WBA and WBC by scrambling his senses with a lethal proper cross in spherical two.
2 Miguel Angel Gonzalez
Again within the swing of issues after shedding towards Vince Phillips, Tszyu returned to world title competition when defeating Gonzalez by way of Tenth-round stoppage in August 1999. With the stoppage got here the WBC light-welterweight title.
3 Sharmba Mitchell I
Not content material with simply the IBF belt, Tszyu picked up the WBA model of the light-welterweight crown in February 2001 when forcing Sharmba Mitchell to retire on his stool after seven rounds.
4 Jake Rodríguez
The primary of Tszyu’s world title fights, this win towards Rodríguez passed off in January 1995 and ended with Rodríguez being stopped within the sixth spherical. The win landed Tszyu the IBF light-welterweight title in solely his 14th professional combat.
5 Sharmba Mitchell II
Tszyu’s final win as a professional, this third-round demolition of Mitchell in November 2004 led to Tszyu retaining his IBF belt and, regardless of his advancing age, teased greater wins down the road, so nice was the efficiency.
21 Aug 1999: Kostya Tszyu lands a left hook towards Miguel Angel Gonzalez in Miami, Florida (Eliot J. Schechter /Allsport)
6 Julio César Chávez
Whereas Chávez was on the time a shadow of his former self, the sixth-round beating Tszyu managed to supply in July 2000 noticed him retain his WBC light-welterweight crown and put his title up in lights stateside.
7 Roger Mayweather
As properly this being the primary defence of his IBF light-welterweight title, Tszyu’s June 1995 combat towards Roger Mayweather additionally represented the primary time he had gone 12 rounds as a professional. He received, in fact, however needed to accept a choice.
8 Ben Tackie
Tszyu’s Could 2002 win towards Tackie was memorable not solely as a result of it was the primary time Tszyu had defended all three main light-welterweight belts, but in addition as a result of his efficiency, a 12-round clinic, was as dominant a efficiency as you’re prone to see.
9 Jesse James Leija
Preventing in a world title combat at residence in Australia for the primary time since 1996, Tszyu mauled Leija early throughout their 2003 combat and refused to let up till Leija had withdrawn on his stool after six rounds.
10 Jan Piet Bergman
In what would transform his closing profitable defence of his IBF title throughout his first run as champion, Tszyu punished Bergman from the outset earlier than stopping him within the sixth spherical in September 1996.