Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu will get in the ring on Wednesday, August 26 in Townsville right after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the all-Aussie mega-fight initially scheduled for April.
And issues are just a small little bit spicier than they were a several months in the past when the showdown was originally declared.
The 10-spherical tremendous welterweight showdown at Queensland Nation Financial institution Stadium will be limited to sixteen,000 enthusiasts thanks to COVID-19, with the announcement created on Monday.
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“They’re incredibly severe, and incredibly cocky in the way that they feel they are likely to earn this fight good and straightforward,” Horn reported of the Tszyu camp.
Former WBO welterweight winner, Horn, will return from his two-fight middleweight tour in opposition to Michael Zerafa to deal with Tszyu.
“Tim has never ever fought the opposition that I have,” Horn reported of his opponent, who is eight several years his junior. “He’s received fairly small expertise in that fashion. “And the only cause that this fight is becoming created is due to the fact his last identify is Tszyu.”
Equally fighters are coming off December wins Horn securing redemption in opposition to Zerafa, and Tszyu outclassing Jack Brubaker.
Horn reported he was “absolutely shocked” at a betting market that has him as the underdog in opposition to Tszyu.
“He’s a very hot favorite for this fight,” Horn reported. “I’m shocked. I type of want to convert around and set some income on myself.”
Soon after a stellar 2019, Tszyu (15–) is established for the major obstacle of his young occupation, in opposition to a fighter in Horn (twenty-two-1), who has accomplished most of what the son of legendary globe winner, Kostya Tszyu, is on the lookout to accomplish.
A singularly-targeted Tszyu named his instruction for this fight, in the center of a pandemic, an “obsession”.
“It’s a sickness,” Tszyu warned family guy Horn.
Tszyu, who claimed he experienced a few or four periods a working day in isolation, extra: “Nothing else in my lifestyle issues other than boxing.”
“Losing is not an selection for me,” Tszyu reported.
“I only earn.”