Tim Tszyu says the only thing left on his boxing list is to win the World Cup – but not in Australia.
After watching her brother Nikita win last night, the team will fly to America today where she will ringside for a rematch between Germal Charlo and Brian Castano this weekend, after the pair’s first title consolidation fight ended in a draw.
After defeating Terrell Gausha in Minnesota by a unanimous decision on March 27, Tszyu is the rival-in-waiting who will win.
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The 27-year-old hopes the fight will take place in September, as he is recovering from corrective surgery on his arm. He said the recovery was going well, but that it would take another two to three months for the fist to fully communicate again.
There was a lot of speculation about a huge stadium fight in Australia, as we will see with George Cambosos next month, but Tszyu is keeping an eye on the bright lights of Las Vegas instead.
“It will probably be somewhere in America, I want to fight there,” he told the Wide World of Sports.
“I want to be there now. I’m done in Australia.”
Tszyu’s popularity is under the roof – even during his brief chat with the Wide World of Sports, a passing cyclist stopped to take a picture – and he did not say these things to denigrate his homeland.
But the final prize is the world title. Worldwide recognition. The biggest fight. And he knows that can only happen there.
“After Jeff Horn (mid-2020), I wanted to go straight there, but Covid-19 was happening. Now that all these restrictions are over, we can fight there, and that’s my next goal – I have to win. America.”
Waiting for him is Charlo or Castano, the Aussies hope the former will do it.
“I like Charlo,” Tszyu said.
“It’s going to be a bigger fight – that’s it.”
Charlo took a 34-1-1 record and bias with the bookies over the weekend, where Castano remained unbeaten 17-0-2.
“It’s going to be a competitive fight, they’re fighting for all the belts – Castano will bring pressure and Charlo will resist him,” Tszyu said.
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