Tim Tszyu insists he doesn’t need another preparation fight, declaring he is ready to “take on the big boys” in a bid to win a WBO super welterweight world title for Australia.
Tszyu has a spring in his step after dismantling Kiwi Bowyn Morgan with an emphatic Round One knockout victory in the Sydney Super Fight at Bankwest Stadium on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old rising star is just one fight away from his first championship belt after he sent his opponent crashing through the ropes with a thundering triumph within two minutes that saw Morgan wiped off his feet twice in 30 seconds.
The global impact of the coronavirus pandemic could influence Tszyu locking in a World Title fight, but he is “85 per cent sure” that his team can organise a shot at a belt in the near future.
It’s why he doesn’t see the need for another fight on his way to a bout for world supremacy.
“It is all up to my manager, but I think the World title fight is next in all honesty,” Tszyu said.
“This fight was a world title fight eliminator, so hopefully we can get a shot at the big boys.
“We are in the World title contention now, which is what I think Australia deserves.”
Tszyu feels fresh after dominating Morgan in a masterclass – a result that even shocked him despite his dedicated and intense training preparation.
“I’m all right – it doesn’t feel like I was in a fight, which is good,” he said.
“I didn’t expect to land the big shot straight away.
“I was planning to go a little bit longer, but I was planning for the knockout.
“I was getting fitter and stronger by each day, so I knew it was going to come out in this fight.
“That is the way it is going to be the longer you last in the sport, the less you get hit.”
Tim Tszyu insists he doesn’t need another preparation fight, declaring he is ready to “take on the big boys” in a bid to win a WBO super welterweight world title for Australia. Picture: Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia
Tszyu will now take a planned holiday over the Christmas and New Year period, but he won’t stop training.
The son of legendary Australian boxer, Kostya Tszyu, has his sights set on itching his name in boxing’s record books.
“I’m not going to stop because I know that there are big things ahead,” he said.
“My journey hasn’t even started. There is so much more to achieve and so much more to go.
“This just pumps me up and makes me want to work harder.”
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