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How Tszyu rose to the top of Australian boxing, how to watch the fight, preview, start time

When your father is a person of Australia’s best to at any time to action into the ring, to say there is a massive volume of expectation to thrive is an epic understatement.

But Tim Tszyu — the son of Kostya but now so much extra — has managed to carve out his very own boxing legacy in astonishingly fast time.

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For all the proclamations the 27-year-aged experienced made about becoming his very own guy, it’s challenging to glance past the eerie similarities of the early careers for each father and son.

In the initially 19 fights of Kostya’s glittering boxing journey, he gained by using KO/TKO on 13 instances and 4 victories arrived by using unanimous determination, but went down to American Vince Phillips in his 19th combat.

As for Tim? He completed his opponent fifteen instances and went the length in 4 fights to depart him with an unblemished 19- file.

The comparison is undeniable.

Each Tim and Kostya also shared the very same fighting entourage in their careers as perfectly.

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Kostya Tszyu and a young Tim pictured at Sydney Airport in 1997. Picture: Uwe KuessnerSource: News Corp Australia

The teaching techniques used by coach Igor Goloubev that assisted Kostya turn into a earth winner are becoming applied with Tim at the Tszyu Boxing Academy in Rockdale.

Tim’s grandfather Boris managed Kostya in his boxing occupation, and now is executing the very same for his grandson.

The famed last name is what Michael Zerafa applied as a chopping sledge to Tim in advance of their combat ahead of the previous pulled out.

“Take absent his last name … this is what annoys me,” Zerada told WWOS. “If he was Tim Smith, he would not be acquiring any recognition but because his father is Kostya Tszyu, he’s acquiring all the recognition.”

Positive, there is no escaping who his father is.

But what Tim has completed in his occupation is that he has proved on 19 instances why he is his very own guy, even if his father was there for ‘The Soul Taker’s’ debut.

Jeff Horn vs. Tim Tszyu at Queensland Country Financial institution Stadium. Picture: Alix SweeneySource: News Corp Australia

Tim’s initially bout in qualified boxing took location at the 900-capacity MA Noble area inside the Sydney Cricket Floor, in which his father made a surprise ringside pay a visit to to capture his son’s combat.

That was the only time Kostya has attended a person of Tim’s fights, but it is not for a sinister motive – it’s extra because Tim listened to him barking guidance in his debut.

Even for every single time Tim’s hand was elevated at the close of a combat, he would even now be noticed in the eyes of a lot of as Kostya’s son.

On the other hand, on August 26 last year, that all changed when Tim took on Jeff Horn, the guy who famously defeated boxing legend Manny Pacquaio in a monumental upset.

Tszyu eliminated any lingering question about his boxing qualifications that night when Horn’s corner threw in the towel in the eighth round.

Tim Tszyu has gained nineteen fights in a row. Picture: Mark Evans/Getty PicturesSource: Getty Pictures

It was his crowning minute, and as Horn told him after the combat, “it’s your transform to fly the flag for Australia”.

If there have been any skeptics even now believing he was just the son of Kostya, Tim extinguished all those thoughts for superior.

These kinds of has been the fast mother nature of Tszyu’s increase, and his improvement, Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech thinks he could go on to be even superior than his legendary father.

“He’s just acquired superior with every single combat,” Fenech reported on Most important Celebration’s Tszyu v Inoue preview exhibit.

“There have been instances I considered, ‘is he heading to be as superior as his father? He can’t punch’. But, actually, now I glance at instances and I imagine he’s heading to be superior, which is a large statement because I imagine Kostya is a person of the best fighters I have at any time noticed.

“But some of the issues I see Tim do, just the way that he sets issues up. Fail to remember about the power, just the way that he can operate out what you’re heading to do. He can make you do issues. He just sets traps and just fires off so, so perfectly

“I’ve hardly ever noticed any individual like him.

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“Recently I reported I considered he could combat Canelo (Alvarez). I say that with out any question. Individuals will say ‘Jeff’s a person medicines, what is improper with him’ … But I imagine if this man went up in bodyweight, he would be the only man that would tackle him.”

Tszyu is the mandatory challenger to Brian Castano for the WBO tremendous welterweight title, and you do not get there just by becoming the son of an Australian boxing legend.

Riding the coattails only will get you so considerably, but it definitely does not elevate you to becoming the greatest name in Australian boxing suitable now.

Tszyu will glance to remind everyone the moment yet again about why his legacy is not paired with his father when he can take on Takeshi Inoue on Wednesday night.

Need to Tszyu acquire, he would move to twenty-, a feat his father did not complete.

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