Roy Jones Jr. Says Tim Tszyu Is ‘Something Special’

Tim Tszyu is preparing to handle Keith Thurman on March 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Ahead of the fight, Hall of Fame fighter Roy Jones Jr. is singing full marks of Tszyu, the WBO very welterweight champ and second-generation star.

“I like Thurman. I believe ‘One Time’ is a terrific fighter,” Jones informed Boxing Scene. “But I do not understand if ‘One Time’ is going to bring 154 pounds in addition to he brought 147.

“If he can bring his brighten, he’s going to be an issue. But Tim Tszyu is a various animal. Tim Tszyu is something unique. He advises me a great deal of his daddy, [Kostya Tszyu]. His daddy was constantly something unique even before individuals understood who he was.

“I fulfilled him back in the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow,” Jones stated of the older Tszyu. “I understood then he was going to be something unique. His child is likewise something unique. You can’t increase against Tim Tszyu and not bring your punch with you, due to the fact that Tim Tszyu is an issue currently. So if Keith can bring his punch with him, then he has a likelihood. We’ll learn if Tim Tszyu can take a punch.”

Tszyu  (24-0, 17 KOs), 29, had a standout 2023 project, scoring blockage wins against Tony Harrison and Carlos Ocampo and safeguarding his WBO 154-pound title for the very first time in a dominant choice win over Brian Mendoza.

“He’s revealing a great deal of guarantee,” Jones stated. “He does a great deal of gorgeous things. He had a definitely splendid efficiency against Tony Harrison. I was shocked he beat him so quickly. I was entirely removed by it.

“I do not learn about pound-for-pound, however I do see Tim Tszyu being a top-5 to -10 fighter in his weight department.”

At 35, Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs), the previous unified welterweight champ, will return from another prolonged layoff to attempt to restore his profession and return to boxing’s spotlight in a brand-new department.

The non-title tilt in between Tszyu and Thurman will heading an Amazon Prime pay-per-view occasion.

Rounding out the PPV card are battles in between 140-pound WBA beltholder Rolando Romero (15-1, 13 KOs) and Isaac Cruz (25-2-1, 17 KOs); WBA middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara (29-3-3, 17 KOs) safeguarding his crown against Michael Zerafa (31-4, 19 KOs); and Sebastian Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs) handling Serhii Bohachuk (23-1, 23 KOs) for the uninhabited 154-pound WBC title.


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