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Battle for Belts: Tim Tszyu vs. Sebastian Fundora Headlines Epic Night of Multi-Title Fights

Tim Tszyu and Sebastian Fundora Headline Multi-Title Fight Card

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Battle for Belts: Tim Tszyu vs. Sebastian Fundora Headlines Epic Night of Multi-Title Fights

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Battle for Belts: Tim Tszyu vs. Sebastian Fundora Headlines Epic Night of Multi-Title Fights

Tim Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs) and Sebastian Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs) will headline a card with four world title fights when they clash on March 30.

Their bout will have Tszyu’s WBO super welterweight title and the vacant WBC belt at stake. The fight is the main event of PBC’s inaugural show on Prime Video. Also part of the card will be Rolando Romero (15-1, 13 KOs) defending his WBA super lightweight title against Isaac Cruz (25-2-1, 17 KOs). Just before that, Erislandy Lara (29-3-3, 17 KOs) defends his WBA middleweight belt against Michael Zerafa (31-4, 19 KOs). To open the PPV, Julio Cesar Martinez(20-3, 15 KOs, 2 NCs) takes on Angelino Cordova (18-0-1, 12 KOs) in a defence of his WBC flyweight title.

Originally, Tszyu was to face Keith Thurman. On the other hand, Fundora was preparing to face Brian Mendoza. Due to an injury to Thurman, “The Towering Inferno” stepped up to take on Tszyu, making the fight a unification in the process. Mendoza remains on the card, but will now take on Serhii Bohachuk.

Ahead of their respective clashes on Saturday, the fighters spoke at a final press conference. Below is just some of what was said by them.

Tim Tszyu and Sebastian Fundora Headline Multi-Title Fight Card

Tim Tszyu

“We’re finally here,” said Tszyu. “It’s been a long road, but I’ve dreamt of this moment my whole life. Everything I’ve done has led to this point.”

“The show goes on and destiny awaits. Saturday night we get to fight for the belts. It’s all about collecting belts and collecting legacy. We’re going to show that the Tszyu name is the greatest boxing family of all time.”

Sebastian Fundora

“What a change of events,” said Fundora. “From opening the card to headlining in the fight capital of the world of Las Vegas. This is a big opportunity that we’re going to take advantage of on Saturday night.”

“This is the moment and the time for me to become world champion. My sister [Gabriela Fundora] did it six months ago, and now it’s my turn.”

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Rolando Romero

“Everybody thinks this is gonna be a difficult fight,” said Romero. “But I think this is gonna be an easy fight. He’s [Cruz] gonna run right into something, because he’s stupid.”

“He’s gonna throw and throw and throw again. He does the same stuff over and over again. I’m ready for it.”

Isaac Cruz

“I have learned a lot from my recent fights,” said Cruz through an interpreter. “I know that I don’t want to leave it up to the judges. I’m in great shape and ready to throw hard punches from round one through round 12.”

“If he thinks I’m stupid, then he’s even stupider. If he thinks I’m just gonna lay down, he’s very mistaken. He’s gonna realize it on Saturday night.”

Erislandy Lara

“I’m thankful to everyone who made this fight possible,” said Lara through an interpreter. “I’m ready to go, I’m pumped up and I’m ready to give everyone a great fight. The time for talking is over.”

“I prove my worth inside of the ring and Zerafa will see that on Saturday night. I’m excited to be back, because I feel ready and strong.”

Michael Zerafa

“Saturday night ends with me as the new WBA world champion,” said Zerafa. “Mark my words.”

“Hopefully we’re coming back to Australia with three world titles, one for myself and two for Tim. Now it’s time to do it.”

Julio Cesar Martinez

“I’m really thrilled to be back after a couple setbacks,” said Martinez through an interpreter. “In the end, it’s all about what happens inside of the ring on Saturday.”

“I’m ready to face anybody at any time. I say it all the time and I mean it. Everyone will see what I mean on Saturday night.”

Angelino Cordova

“I’m really happy and excited to be part of this event,” said Cordova through an interpreter. “I hope that everything turns out well and everyone enjoys this great card.”

“I’ve been picturing the moment of becoming world champion for a long time. I can’t wait until that moment comes and I can make my country proud.”

Fight Predictions

Tim Tszyu vs. Sebastian Fundora

Both fighters will have had to make some adjustments in their preparations given that they were not initially meant to clash. However, Fundora’s way of fighting might leave him open to getting stopped by Tszyu. We’re predicting the Australian to get a late stoppage.

Rolando Romero vs. Isaac Cruz

Cruz’s style should cause all sorts of trouble for Romero. Expect the Mexican to win by knockout in the later rounds.

Erislandy Lara vs. Michael Zerafa

While both fighters have not been very active these past two years, this should be a fight where Lara boxes himself to a decision win. We’re predicting Lara by unanimous decision.

Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Angelino Cordova

These two finally meet this Saturday. Though knowing Martinez you never know until the first bell rings. Assuming nothing goes wrong till then, expect Martinez to win this via stoppage.

Tim Tszyu vs. Sebastian Fundora Full Press Conference

For the full press conference featuring all of the fighters, click here or the play button below. Video courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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