Tim Tszyu vs Tony Harrison fight off, updates, date, next opponent, WBO title shot

Tim Tszyu is weighing up the possibilities for his following combat soon after American Tony Harrison pulled out of their bout at the last minute for factors unidentified.

Harrison was slow to ensure he would face Tszyu, prompting the Australian’s workforce to give the former earth champion 24 several hours to sign on the dotted line earlier this week.

Fox Sports’ Ben Damon reports that that time period has now lapsed, and Harrison has opted to stroll absent.

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He mentioned that the combat was thought to be a accomplished deal and that Harrison had truly gained the combat contract prior to he baulked at the last hurdle.

“It’s not just very clear on why that has took place,” Damon explained to Fox Sports Information on Friday.

“There’s a little bit of speculation that possibly he’s had a good look at Tim Tszyu and realised it was possibly a little bit of a more difficult combat than he thought.

“He’s decided there may well be a much better route for him again in the direction of a title by keeping in the United States.”

Damon added: “He’s a former earth champion, you would not assume he’d be fearful of experiencing another person like Tszyu but having looked at him possibly he’s just decided there’s a much better solution just keeping in America, waiting for an option to appear up there.”

Damon mentioned income isn’t thought to be an challenge as Harrison was supplied a “very significant” figure to combat.

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Soon after news of the 24-hour deadline broke, Harrison took to Twitter to put up an emoji of the middle finger, adopted by a peace sign. He afterwards officially pulled out.

Before, George Rose from No Limit mentioned: “We thought we had a deal! We have built a extremely important give for a former earth champion in Tony Harrison to combat the guy who is now required for the earth title, Tim Tszyu.

“We predicted to see a signed contract this week but now Harrison is building extremely various noises. If he does not want the combat and he will not journey then that is unlucky but we fully grasp.”


Tszyu had hoped to use the combat as a action-up to exhibit he’s prepared for the earth title shot he could receive in 2022, but his camp now begins the look for for yet another opponent.

Tszyu has been mandated to combat for the WBO super welterweight earth title, at this time held by Argentine Brian Castaño.

Damon mentioned that Tszyu could stay inactive and hold out right until following year and just take the title combat, but he needs to hold chaotic and is prepared to threat it all with a reduction.

As these, his promoters No Limit will organise a combat in Australia for November.

Sebastian Fundora is 1 title staying floated close to. At 6 foot 6 inches he’s the tallest super welterweight in the earth and is a regarded amount in Australian boxing circles having fought Aussie Daniel Lewis last year.

No.2 in the earth, Sergio Garcia, is yet another solution, although Damon mentioned former Olympian Terrell Gausha has emerged as a potent contender.

Gausha is rated No.6 in the WBA and represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics.

Talking of Gausha, Damon mentioned: “A actually tricky combat for Tszyu but he’s another person he seems to be interested in preventing.

“There’s been little bit of communicate that possibly he could obtain his way above to Australia as perfectly.

“He would be a actually, actually tricky examination for Tim Tszyu as he heads in the direction of a probable earth title combat following year.”