‘Have you got a punch left in you, do you want to give us a minute?’: Jeff Horn’s corner disagree about pulling former world champion out before he retires on his stool after eight brutal rounds against Tim Tszyu
- Jeff Horn’s corner disputed with one another about pulling their fighter out
- Former world champion Horn was in bad shape after returning at end of eighth
- Glenn Rushton asked him if he could them one minute before he was retired
- Tim Tszyu – son of boxing icon Kostas Tszyu – dominated fight from start to finish
Jeff Horn’s corner were heard disputing about whether or not to pull him out after eight brutal and one-sided rounds against super welterweight prospect Tim Tszyu.
Former world champion Horn had been floored twice and taken a lot of punishment when he stumbled back to his corner battered and bruised at the end of the eighth round.
Horn’s head trainer Glenn Rushton tried to encourage him to go out for the ninth when he returned to his stool despite his other two corner men opposing with the Australian badly hurt and appearing out of sorts.
Jeff Horn’s trainers disagreed with one another about pulling him out against Tim Tszyu
Horn returned to his stool at the end of the eighth round battered and bruised
Glenn Rushton (left) asked Horn if he had one punch left before he was eventually retired
‘I don’t want him to,’ one of the cornermen can be heard saying as Rushton spoke to Horn.
Rushton then asked: ‘What do you want to do?’ Horn could barely respond, prompting another one of his coaches to say: ‘That says it all’.
Despite this, Rushton then asked: ‘Have you got a punch left in you at all, do you want to give us a minute?’
Tszyu dominated the contest from start to finish against his rival on Wednesday
He dropped former champion Horn two times before claiming victory at the end of the eighth
Tszyu – son of boxing icon Kostya Tszyu – will be targeting a world title next year after this win
The decision was eventually taken to withdraw Horn, giving Tszyu – the son of boxing legend and former pound-for-pound star Kostya Tszyu – the biggest victory of his career.
The 25-year-old had dominated the contest from start to finish, dropping Horn on two occasions with spiteful shots before his opponent retired.
Tszyu has moved to 16 victories without defeat and will now be looking to emulate his father after moving into contention to challenge for a world title next year.
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