On January 28, in the USA, Australian Tim Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) will challenge the title of absolute champion of the first middleweight (up to 69.9 kg), entering the ring against the current owner of all four prestigious titles, American Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KO).
In light of this, Tim does not hide the fact that he would like to bring compatriot champion and his latest opponent Terrell Gaucher (22-3-1, 11 KOs) into his training camp.
Recall that their fight took place in March of this year and ended with Tszyu’s victory on points. At the same time, in the first round, the Australian was knocked down.
“If I get Terrell to spar, it would be just incredible,” Tszyu confesses. — He has a cool defense, great experience, excellent timing. He knows about all the blows, he has excellent skill. If I’m not mistaken, Brian Castagno used his services in preparation for the fight with Charlo, so it would be perfect.”
On this occasion, Tim recalled the last fight against Gaucher:
“I didn’t have time to warm up and was careless (at the start of the fight), but showed my level of skill, put on a show against a really strong opponent and dominated. Terrell was on the US national team and competed at the Olympics – this says a lot about the level of his skills. And although profiboxing is a little different, politics and money often decide here, but at a certain stage, Terrell was the best in all of America.
Previously, Tszyu named the names of sparring players who are already helping him in preparation – these are Americans Charles Conwell (17-0, 13 KOs), Dimitrius Ballard (21-1-1, 13 KOs) and a 19-year-old amateur (Golden Gloves winner) Quincy Williams.
At the same time, Tim has already told how he will beat Charlo.