It took almost a month for the December rumor to become a reality. In early spring, WBO mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) will fight former world champion Tony Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs) from the United States. The American expressed his desire to replace the injured absolute first middleweight (69.9 kg) Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) in a fight with the unbeaten Australian.
“Totally focused. New opponent, same mindset,” the Australian wrote on Twitter.
If the confrontation for all four titles was planned for January 28 in Las Vegas (USA), then after e-Cherlo was out of action at the end of last year, Tszyu’s fight was postponed to March 12 in Australia. Where exactly in the homeland Tim will go against Tony is still unknown.
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As for Harrison, this is a seasoned fellow who fought in title fights three times.
First, Tony was unable to take the IBF belt from Jarrett Hurd in 2017 – L TKO 9. Then, in 2018, he controversially beat e-Charlo on points and became the WBC champion. But not for long – in revenge, he flew L KO 11.
Tszyu will not be easy, because Harrison is the top techie of the division according to vRINGe. It was with him that Tszyu wanted to fight in September 2021.