Tim Tszyu warned Charlo: “This is my Zab Judah moment!”


The official contender for the WBO light middleweight title (up to 69.9 kg) Australian Tim Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) promised the absolute division champion from the USA Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs), that he might not expect an easy fight when they meet in the ring.

Tim recalled and drew a parallel how his father Konstantin Tszyu in 2001 went to a duel against Zab Judah as an outsider, but eventually stopped the favorite in the second round.

“This is my Zab Judah moment. The moment every kid dreams of. And the best thing is that he imagines that it will be a walk in the park for him. But I guarantee that nothing like this will happen,” Tszyu said in an interview.
fox sports. – Listen, with the guys at the top level, there are no walks in the park at all. But at the same time, I am confident in my abilities. Castaño? He just doesn’t have the size, so I won’t judge by that performance.”

“I give Charlo credit, he is good. Not bad. He is in the top 10 in the pound, he is at his peak in his 30s, at the top with all the belts,” Tim said. “And that’s the beauty of it, because when you face an opponent who is in the peak and in the pound, you take it all away from him.”

“Of course, easier said than done, but I will prove it. I know that I can do it,” says Tszyu. “For the first time in my life, I won’t be the favorite, but that’s good. So if you want to win some cash, go ahead.”

As we reported earlier, Tim Tszyu is now officially an e-Charlo challenger: they have been given 20 days.