Showtime Made Tim Tszyu USA Debut Official Wednesday
Top Jr. Middleweight Contender Tim Tszyu will officially make his U.S. debut later this month in a Showtime Boxing main event.
The network and Premier Boxing Champions made the announcement Wednesday afternoon about the unbeaten Australian taking on veteran Terrell Gausha in a 12 round main event,
Top super welterweight contender and rising ⭐️ @Tim_Tszyu makes his U.S. debut against U.S. Olympian @TerrellGausha in the main event Saturday 3.26 LIVE on @Showtime. #TszyuGausha pic.twitter.com/ivrHYeEquX
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) March 9, 2022
“Tim Tszyu has risen up the rankings and established himself as a serious contender at the top of the loaded 154-pound division, and he’ll look to make a splash stateside when he faces the highly-skilled and experienced Terrell Gausha,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions.
“The action will be coming throughout this lineup, as lightweight phenom Michel Rivera takes on the undefeated Joseph Adorno, while Elvis Rodríguez looks to continue his ascent in the super lightweight division against the always tough Juan José Velasco.”
As we have written, Tszyu, 20-0, 15 KOs, has been in a holding pattern for two weeks on whether he would still fight in the U.S. for the first time or not? This, after WBO champ Brian Castano put his Undisputed title rematch bout with WBC/WBA/IBF champ, Jermell Charlo, on hold. Castano is citing a biceps injury to delay their bout that was to have been March 19th in L.A.
Castano says will be better without surgery and that, if Charlo would wait, they could fight in late April or May. However, that’s a real risk, especially if Castano ends up waiting until mid or late March and then, still has to have surgery, anyway.
Tszyu-Gausha was to have been the co-feature for Charlo-Castano, with the WBO’s #1 contender being promised a shot at the winner for later in the year.
Tszyu, is the 27 year old son of Hall of Famer Kosta Tszyu, has been on the “fast-track” to a world title shot by wiping out competition in Australia over the last two years. The most recent of those came in November, when he defeated Japan’s Takeshi Inoue in a convincing 12 round performance held in Tszyu’s hometown of Sydney.
He also had stopped former Welterweight champ Jeff Horn and former title challenger at 154 lb., Dennis Hogan in recent bouts, as well.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature rising undefeated lightweight contender Michel Rivera dueling fellow unbeaten Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno in the 10-round co-main event, plus hard-hitting super lightweight contender Elvis Rodríguez faces Juan José Velasco in the 10-round telecast opener. The bouts will be at the Armory in Minneapolis, MN.