In a post-fight interview, Tszyu said: “All respect to Jeff, he’s achieved so much. He’s given Australia this platform. This is a young man’s sport and I was better this night.
“I said, Give me competition, someone who can test me. It was sink or swim and I’m not going to sink, I’m going to swim. I want the real world title strap around my waist soon.
“I’ll be back in the gym Monday and I’ll be training, because I know this is not the end, this is just the beginning and this motivates me to keep going.
“It was an honour to share the ring with Jeff.”