Tszyu dominates Horn in Townsville
Tim Tszyu has announced himself as the next big thing in Australian boxing, defeating Jeff Horn by technical knockout in their super welterweight contest in Townsville on Wednesday night.
In a much anticipated fight initially set down for April but delayed because of COVID-19, Tszyu worked over his more experienced opponent throughout the fight, Horn unable to continue beyond the eighth round.
The 25 year old Tszyu looked in control of the fight from the very first bell, working Horn over with some vicious body shots and landing more jabs than his opponent.
Horn looked in trouble when he was floored by Tszyu in the third round but battled on for another five rounds before the writing was on the wall.
Horn looked sluggish and lethargic against a much younger opponent who was on his game, with the former WBO welterweight champion now likely to retire after losing in his home state, having lost three of his past five professional fights.
Tszyu now improves his professional boxing record to 16-0, in what was the first genuine test of his career.
Son of the great Kostya Tszyu, the young star was keen to step out of his father’s shadow when speaking post-fight.
"I want everyone to know, my name's Tim, not the son," he said.
Comparisons will undoubtedly be made, but for now Tim Tszyu is the rising star of Australian boxing, having dominated one of the most anticipated fights this country has seen for many a year.
IMAGE: The Australian.