Tim Tszyu defeats Jeff Horn: World reacts to new Aussie boxing star

They had to set their alarms but the boxing community in The us wasn’t going to skip Tim Tszyu’s arrival on the planet phase.

Fighters, media and enthusiasts from the US were being in awe of the 25-year-old with the famous surname and the exact amazingly higher talent level as his planet champion father, Kostya.

The response to Tszyu’s eighth round TKO acquire towards Jeff Horn — who is perfectly-recognised across the world for his acquire towards boxing legend Manny Pacquiao — was emphatic.

“Tim Tszyu is the new king of Aussie boxing,” CBS Athletics Brian Campbell mentioned. “This is a hell of a coming-out bash.”

But he wasn’t the only kinds singing Tszyu’s praises.

“It’s not so substantially about the who as the how,” Usa Right now boxing scribe Matthew Aguilar mentioned. “Horn is Horn. But the tale was Tszyu’s composure and willpower, and how he meticulously took a more knowledgeable fighter aside.”

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“Tszyu sliced up Horn with precision and power,” ESPN’s Steve Kim mentioned. “He operates with great efficiency inside the ring.”

“Tim Tszyu has arrived on the planet level at 154 pounds with an utter dismantling of former welterweight belt holder Jeff Horn. He’s continue to exterior the top 10 but certainly an intriguing identify,” boxing journalist Mark Ortega included.

Toronto-centered boxing writer Alex McClintock mentioned: “Tszyu was medical. Terrific punch assortment. Head and entire body. Not ruffled at all. Jeff was maybe a bit flat but Tszyu created him glimpse that way. Massive debut on the massive phase.”


Tim Tszyu puts Jeff Horn down. Picture: Peter Wallis
Tim Tszyu places Jeff Horn down. Photograph: Peter WallisSource: Information Corp Australia

Ring Magazine is recognised internationally as the bible of boxing and two of its journalists were being amazed with what they observed.

“Tim Tszyu certainly has pleasant approach and electric power, but he also has his old man’s distance regulate,” affiliate editor Tom Grey mentioned.

“Horn was created to truly feel very unpleasant from start out to finish there. Kostya was ‘amazing’ in this space, even while the footwork was subtle.

“Horn, for all his flaws, is challenging to glimpse very good towards. (Terence) Crawford had his way with him, but he created Pacquiao glimpse God terrible, irrespective of your feelings on that determination. We’ve not noticed the best of Tim Tszyu, not by a very long shot.”

“Tim Tszyu has a very good suitable hand, but it is not the nuclear weapon his father had. I like that his father is not in the corner, lets Tim to be his have person. The excellent left hooks to the entire body reminded me that his father was also an underrated entire body puncher,” reporter Ryan Songalia mentioned.

“Tim Tszyu is not his father. But I appreciate how he controls the variety with his left hand like his father. And he also tends to make very good use of the check out hook like his father did.”

SOME Continue to WANT A Small Far more

Tim Tszyu celebrates victory in his fight against Jeff Horn. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
Tim Tszyu celebrates victory in his struggle towards Jeff Horn. (Photograph by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Many others wanted to see a minor more from Tsyzu right before rubberstamping him as a planet champion contender and were being important of Horn’s corner.

“Impressive functionality by Tszyu proving he’s value holding an eye on,” boxing commentator John Einreinhofer mentioned. “But continue to keep in mind the record of 154 pound fighters who would’ve performed that to Horn reads like a mobile phone e-book.”

Freelance boxing writer Steve Lillis included: “Great acquire for Tim Tszyu. He can struggle and is very good, but how far he goes tricky to decide. Very poor Jeff Horn had nothing at all. Horn’s corner shockers.”

WBO junior light-weight champion Jamel Herring: “Most certainly expected Tszyu to acquire, but Horn just looked uncoordinated all over the whole struggle. He was frequently jumping in, wrestling, and swinging for the fences at each and every likelihood. I’d really like to know, what was their match strategy?”