Australians Tim Tszyu (15-0, 11 KO’s) and former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (20-2-1, 13 KO’s) go at it on Wednesday with both confident of beating each other. Tim is the son of legend Kostya Tszyu whilst Horn is best known for upsetting Manny Pacquiao in 2017 (Pacquiao’s last defeat).
On Channel nine Sports Tszyu quoted “I have prepared by being in the ring with plenty of good boxers including Manny Pacquiao. I have been tested in sparring and training in America so I know the level I am at. I know the opposition that I am facing and I’m 100% confident in my ability and my fitness. I can do ten rounds or twelve rounds. I am ready.
“I started boxing at four years of age – I knew how to punch before I knew how to walk. I guess it was always in my blood. I have seen the bright lights – I have seen it all growing up and this is what I want to be.
“It’s been a long road but with only three days out – it’s go time – nothing else matters anymore.
“There will always be critics no matter what – I can only do what I can do. In terms of being the best in Australia. I have fought the best here in Australia. There is only one name left and that’s Jeff Horn.
“My goal is always to become a world champion one day – everything revolves in becoming a world champion one day. That is my road and this is one step closer.
“Its a one on one sport – there is no crowd fighting – there is no trainer fighting – it’s just me and him. If he is saying he has a hometown advantage well I disagree. I have plenty of fans here. There are plenty of people who don’t want Jeff to win.”
Venue: Bank Stadium at Townsville.
Televised: Foxtel Main Event on Pay-Per-View in Australia and ESPN+ in the USA