Boxing 2021, Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue, next fight, date, venue, opponent, record, WBO world title challenger
Tim Tszyu’s next opponent has been exposed with Japan’s Takeshi Inoue having up the combat that could in the end expense the Australian a shot at the planet title.
Tszyu has been mandated to combat for the WBO tremendous welterweight planet title, but will place it all on the line to take on Inoue on November 17 at a location still to be decided.
World No.seven Inoue — who is 17-1-1 with 10 wins by knockout — is self-confident he can make Tszyu regret his final decision to stage back in the ring this 12 months alternatively of ready right up until 2022 for a shot at titleholder Brian Castano, or Jermell Charlo.
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Requested in a Q&A with Fox Sports’ Ben Damon why he assumed he was available the combat, Inoue explained: “Probably due to the fact between all the planet-rated boxers, they consider me a low-risk opponent.
“I consider they will regret it.”
He included: “I think we’ll begin off exchanging jabs, then slug it out on the within. In the later on rounds, I’ll break his heart and gain.
“I’ll complete him by KO.”
Tszyu’s camp was interested in battling a previous planet winner to present that the undefeated 26-12 months-old is completely ready to take his occupation to the next stage.
Previous planet winner Tony Harrison was the chosen opponent and was shut to signing on the dotted line, but pulled out at the previous minute before this thirty day period, restarting the look for for an opponent.
Sebastian Fundora, Sergio Garcia and Terrell Gausha were being some names floated, but the opportunity has alternatively gone to Tokyo’s Inoue who could show to be a formidable opponent.
The 31-12 months-old has only missing the moment in his occupation — and that was by final decision in a title combat to Jaime Munguia who is still unbeaten, though the one particular bout he drew was his professional debut in 2014.
“Takeshi Inoue he’s an complete warrior,” explained combat promoter from No Restrict, George Rose. “He’s anyone who’s likely to attempt and provide it to Tim. Tim’s the No.1 challenger, he’s the necessary challenger in the WBO and all people wants a piece of that.”
Tszyu wants to preserve lively in 2021 alternatively of sitting on his hands ready for a shot at the title with Castaño not predicted to combat again this 12 months.
Tszyu is self-confident that his risk will pay off.
“As a boxer, you’ve obtained to get ready yourself. You have obtained to have objectives and aspirations to operate for,” Tszyu instructed Damon.
“I’ve always been a fighter that likes to combat and I don’t like to sit on my arse.”
He included: “It’s likely to be a tough combat. I think it is likely to be the hardest combat of my occupation. Definitely the toughest opponent of my occupation.
“But it is a little something I was born for.
“I like a bit of pressure. At the identical time, I like to punch folks in the encounter. That is what I do for a living, I punch folks in the encounter and I get an pleasure out of it.”
Tszyu described Inoue as an “awkward, rugged and tough” opponent who is stylistically various to Harrison, who he had been planning to combat.
Nonetheless, Tszyu explained the combat won’t go the distance.