Posted on 01/22/2023By: Sean Crose
Tim Tszyu will not be combating Jermell Charlo anytime quickly, however he’s acquired himself a harmful foe in his subsequent combat nonetheless. After a Charlo damage prevented the 2 males from combating this coming weekend, as had been deliberate, Tszyu might have gone for a tuneup. Relatively than take a straightforward, keep busy combat, nonetheless, Tszyu shall be taking over former world titlist Tony Harrison. This isn’t the kind of battle that’s a digital certain factor for the crimson scorching 21-0 Tszyu. The truth is, welterweight titlist Errol Spence took to Twitter on Sunday to state his perception that Harrison will pull off the win. “I’ll wager 10,” he said, “on a Tony Harrison upset.” He won’t be the one one.
Boasting a file of 29-3-1, Harrison has been a professional since 2011. His largest win was a really spectacular 2018 victory over Charlo, who he lifted the WBC junior middleweight world title off of within the course of. Charlo returned the next yr to crush Harrison within the rematch by way of eleventh spherical stoppage. Harrison has solely fought twice since that point, drawing with Bryan Perella in 2021 and decisioning Sergio Garcia final April. Nonetheless, the Detroit fighter may be a clumsy and irritating foe. What’s extra, he’s much more skilled within the ring than the favored Tyzyu and has confronted much better competitors.
Tzsyu, however, is nothing if not a fighter on the rise. Boasting an ideal file of 21 wins and 0 knockouts, he’s lengthy been thought of a serious problem for Charlo. The son of boxing royalty Kostya Tszyu, the 28 yr previous Aussie is seeking to observe in his father’s footsteps. With that in thoughts, he’s definitely leaving his mark by having the braveness to face Harrison. The transfer clearly reveals that Tszyu is assured. And certainly, it’s straightforward to see why he’ll in all probability be the betting favourite strolling into the combat.
With loads of velocity and correct punch placement, the person has proven himself to be nothing if not formidable towards his earlier 20+ opponents. These opponents, nonetheless, haven’t been Harrison. Tszyu is a person considering testing himself, and he’s now going to have fairly a take a look at in Harrison. This may very well be a great one, for it’s a high quality pairing on paper. The Tszyu-Harrison bout shall be for the interim WBO junior middleweight strap. The combat will go down in Australia, although an actual location has not been determined.