Tim Tszyu November Bout Moves To Sydney
The most popular/prominent fighter in Australia will be back in action next month, but the venue for his #1 contender bout is changing to his hometown of Sydney.
Unbeaten, WBO #1 Junior Middleweight Tim Tszyu and No Limit Promotions announced Wednesday afternoon Australia time that his November 17th fight with Japan’s Takeshi Inoue has a new locale,
We are excited to announce the new venue for Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue is Sydneys, Qudos Bank Arena 🏟 on Wednesday, 17th of November 🔥
— Tim Tszyu (@Tim_Tszyu) October 13, 2021
The two were originally to have fought on Australia’s Gold Coast, but the decision has been made to bring the bout to where the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu is most known.
Another factor is the continuing lockdown restrictions in Australia due to Covid 19 outbreaks in the island continent. And, travel from province to province is being restricted, as well. And, obviously Sydney is Australia’s biggest city to draw a large crowd for to see Tszyu back in action.
Tszyu, 19-0, 15 KOs, has been on a roll scoring kayo after kayo in front of huge Australian crowds over the course of the past year. He was last in action in July, when he was supposed to destroy late replacement Stevie Spark in is latest non-title bout, and Tszyu did just that. He scored a third round TKO with a couple of wicked body shots to close out the main event at the Newcastle Arena on July 7th.
Tszyu continues to wait for a possible title shot from WBO champ Brian Castano. However, Castano is still waiting to rematch Unified 154 lb. champ Jermell Charlo. Those two fought to a controversial draw in July in a bout that many believed Casatano won.
As for the 31 year old Inoue, he is 17-1-1 with the one loss coming by decision to Jaime Munguia in a challenge to for the then WBO champ’s title in January of 2019. Inoue has won four fight since that loss, but against non-descript competition.
Tszyu may face the reality that no matter his popularity in Australia, in order to get a big time title shot against either Castano or Charlo for 2022, he may have to venture the United States to do it.