Boxing 2022: Tim Tszyu opens world title fight with Jermell Charlo, next fight

Australian boxing star Tim Tszyu’s world title fight is about to take place and he is determined to make the most of his date with destiny.

Tim Tszyu says it’s only a matter of time before his date with boxing destiny is set.

The Australian became the mandatory contender for the world welterweight title upon his return. defeat Terrell Gausha in America earlier this year.

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This victory put him in first place in the fight for the world title, but he had to wait until Jermell Charlo and the world of boxing politics sort themselves out.

Tszyu traveled to the US to watch Charlo defeat Brian Castano in their rematch to become the unified world super middleweight champion.

WBO last month ordered Charlo to defend his belts (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) against Tszyu but official confirmation of a fight between a couple the date was delayed after Charlo also agreed to fight another mandatory challenger, Russian Bakhram Murtazaliev.

But Tszyu (21-0) believes that the date and place of the fight against Charlo (35-1-1) will be announced soon.

“The guys (his promoters No Limit) are working on the date and venue, this is the last time I hear about it,” he told

“There is a lot of politics in the background, but it looks like he is going to step aside and we will fight with him.

Tszyu said the fight would likely take place in October or November, “somewhere in America, hopefully Vegas.”

He said he plans to spend the next few months “beating my ass non-stop.”

“I will go to America for maybe two months to prepare there, get the best sparring and use the best conditions,” he said.

“Just be in top shape and be ready to fight.”

The 27-year-old boxer can’t wait to step into the ring with Charlo and show that he can match the brash punch of the defiant American.

“I want to go straight to the top,” Tszyu said.

“I want to challenge the very best in the world. I know that I have everything to win.”

He joked that his plan to defeat Charlo was to “not get hit”.

“Maneuver and don’t get it,” Tszyu said.

“Hit him harder. I want to stop him. I want to stop this guy. I want to hurt him.

“To be great, you have to prove them all wrong. Here’s what you need. Simple “.

Charlo repeatedly fired Tszyu but the Australian will not need to use his cheerfulness as an additional motivation.

“No, not quite human,” he said.

“I am self-motivated anyway. It will be just the icing on the cake, especially when you have such a loud mouth.

“He is an angry person. He’s like an angry grandfather, that’s what he is, that’s what I’m going to call him.”

Tszyu has undergone minor surgery on his hands to repair a tendon and expects the swelling on his knuckles to gradually decrease.

“I have good hands,” he said.

I haven’t started punching faces yet, but I’ve started hitting with pads and stuff. They are on their way to recovery.”

Originally published as “I want to hurt him”: Tim Tszyu spoke about the fight for the world title