Australian boxing champion Tim Tszyu may have learned who his next opponent will be – and that’s exactly what he wanted.
American slugger Jermel Charlo became the first undisputed four-belt super-welterweight champion when he stopped Brian Castano in an epic.
The pair – who were squatting for the second time – fought wildly for nine rounds, forcing the referee to finish it a second time before Charlo knocked his opponent twice in the 10th.
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It was Charlo’s left hook that was cast on the floor, his legs gone after half an hour of cruelty.
The victory holds Charlow in the division’s four belts, which is achieved for the first time.
And for Aussie boxer Tszyu, that means his next potential opponent is Charlo.
Tszyu is the mandatory super-welterweight challenger, and a fight with Charlo Looms where the Aussies will try to bring all the belts down.
Speaking before Sunday’s fight, Tszyu revealed that he was barracking for Charlo.
“I hope Charlo wins, because I want to fight him and snatch him,” Tszyu told Showtime.
Australia’s eyes will now be on the states waiting to confirm the fight between Tszyu and Charlo.
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