Tim Tszyu Will Come To USA On Charlo-Castano Rematch Card
A highly anticipated Undisputed world title rematch at Junior Middleweight between Jermell Charlo-Brian Castano is now official for March and a prominent unbeaten contender will apparently also be in the co-feature.
The Australian Daily Telegraph reported Thursday afternoon that unbeaten #1 WBO 154 lb. contender Tim Tszyu will fight outside his home continent for the first time in Los Angeles, CA, on March 19,
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Tszyu fights US Olympian Terrell Gausha as co-feature of the 69.85kg unification rematch between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano on March 19 in Los Angeles.
Tszyu had been mandated to fight Charlo for his WBO belt last year after becoming the sanctioning body’s No.1 contender. However, Castano had a controversial draw against WBC, WBA and IBF champion Charlo in their unification fight in February last year, and both have been campaigning for the rematch, leaving Tszyu stuck.
But now, the 27-year-old Australian will seemingly make his US debut on the same card – at the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Crypto.com Arena – and if successful against Gausha, would fight the winner of Charlo-Castano 2.
While there has been no official confirmation of this card from promoters Premier Boxing Champions, tickets have already been put on sale for the event in the States. Tszyu is promoted by No Limit Boxing.
When contacted Thursday afternoon regarding the fighter co-featuring on Charlo-Castano 2 in LA, No Limit boss George Rose said: “Something is in the works but it is yet to be finalised.
“We will have a huge announcement on Tim Tszyu’s future next week.”
As we have written previously, Tszyu, the 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.
That fight was held in Tszyu’s hometown of Sydney in front of a huge partisan crowd at the Qudos Bank Arena. And, they were cheering right away for their hero countryman as he rocked Inoue with left uppercuts early on in round one.
Tszyu, now 20-0, 15 KOs, dominated the action throughout scoring to the body and also with his trademark overhand right. That positioned him for a mandatory shot with Castano. However, he’s agreed to wait and fight once more in the U.S. Then, he’s allegedly guaranteed the winner for the Undisputed crown probably in the fall of 2o22.
As the telegraph reported, the announcement of Tszyu in the co-feature should come next week.