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Nikita Tszyu debut, date, location, Tim Tszyu, Kostya Tszyu

If Tim Tszyu is a ‘surgeon’ in the boxing ring, his youthful brother is a ‘butcher’. That is what Nikita Tszyu declared on Wednesday as he declared his extensive-awaited expert boxing debut.

Subsequent in the footsteps of his legendary father Kostya and more mature brother Tim, 24-12 months-aged Nikita will stop a 5-year exile from the sport when he requires to the ring towards undefeated Aaron Stahl on Wednesday March 2.

Nikita Tszyu labelled himself: “The 2nd Tszyu brother which is a minor little bit crazy.”

“Some people utilised to describe my brother as a surgeon,” he included. “They explained me as a butcher. We do the similar task but in a various way – I’m a small little bit much more messy.”

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Boxer Nikita Tszyu in Brisbane, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – Picture: Richard Walker
Boxer Nikita Tszyu in Brisbane, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – Picture: Richard WalkerSource: Information Corp Australia

And Tszyu 3. is coming again to the ring ‘with undesirable intentions’ and prepared to ‘make a statement’, his supervisor Glen Jennings has declared.

Jennings, who also managed Kostya and oversaw the get started of Tim’s job, declared on Wednesday: “Nikita comes to the ring on March 2nd with bad intentions. He’s been out of the activity for a extended time. I can promise you a single issue, when Nikita dedicates himself to a thing, and he did with his university degree … do not blink. Really do not get out of your seat. Really don’t go wherever.

“Nikita’s coming again to boxing to make a assertion. And it is likely to be an enjoyable trip. Collectively with Tim, it’s a superb system in this article at the Brisbane Convention Centre to launch the upcoming period of the Tszyu legacy in Australian boxing.”

Tszyu was a 4-time national winner at the newbie amount just before providing up the activity for 5 many years to total an architecture diploma. Now, he starts off from the base at the exact 68.85kg fat – mild middleweight or super welterweight – as his more mature brother.

The 24-calendar year-old southpaw will deal with the unbeaten Aaron Stahl (2–1) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday March 2.

And in a outstanding boon for Australian boxing fans, the stacked No Restrict Boxing card will not be a pay-for every-perspective, but in its place will be dwell on Fox Sports activities and Kayo.

Like Tim, Nikita, 24, grew up teaching in the Rockdale health and fitness center that Kostya made property. But the similarities between the pair’s model conclusion there – with Nikita a vastly more explosive character in the ring compared to his brother.

His promoter George Rose of No Restrict Boxing declared: “He’s a whole lot various. I assume the way he moves and the style of person he is, he’s a lot unique to Tim … He’ll be a genuinely fascinating human being to check out in 2022 and further than.”

Rose included: “I like speaking to everyone else and you hear what everyone suggests about Nikita. Everyone’s energized to see Nikita in the ring … He’s ready to fly the flag (of the Tszyu identify) as nicely.”

The undefeated Stahl is a dangerous prospect, permit on your own for a debutant. But remarkably, these is Tszyu’s reputation that a raft of potential opponents turned down the opportunity to enter the ring with him.

Tszyu’s promoters reportedly requested more than a dozen opportunity opponents to encounter the perilous slugger before Townsville’s Stahl signed on the dotted line.

Rose explained that Nikita turning qualified: “sent a full lot of dread through the superwelterweight division … There’s a total lot of folks who aren’t prepared to move into the ring with Nikita Tszyu, which states a great deal about him.”

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“In Tim’s battle in opposition to Dennis Hogan, I acquired to go into the ring,” Nikita explained to Information Corp late very last 12 months.

“That emotion of being on the mat, viewing all people cheering around, that was just one of the major choosing times that made me want to go again into the sport.

“It was motivating. Viewing my brother there, viewing that lovely victory – I was coaching with him beforehand, so I bought to see the method.

“Yes, Tim is one of the major motivations for me to arrive again.”

Significant CARD

Also on Tszyu’s huge maiden card, Wade Ryan will fight Dennis Hogan in globe title eliminator, Joe Noynay and Australian increasing star Liam Wilson facial area off once again in a rematch of their intriguing bout in July, and Stevie Spark and River Diaz will do battle.

Irishman Hogan is a multiple previous environment title challenger, with his battle with Australian Ryan established to decide who will confront off for a IBO environment title bout.

“I’m delighted to be having this title eliminator,” Hogan said, obtaining fought back from accidents and a slip in type to get his title back again into the globe title discussion.

Entire world-rated Filipino Noynay handed Wilson the first defeat of his experienced profession on the undercard of Tszyu vs Spark, but Wilson claimed a rematch was “the only fight” he preferred even with loads of other chances.

As for Spark, he will return to his purely natural weight just after his bold late-recognize bout with Tszyu.