Tim Tszyu has the possibility to protect a rewarding and game-changing fight if he can beat Brian Mendoza this weekend on the Gold Coast and maintain his WBO junior middleweight champion.
Tszyu (23-0, 17KOs) is going back to the location where he controlled Carlos Ocampo in June, showcasing his power, accuracy, and performance by knocking out his challenger in simply 77 seconds. This excellent efficiency was anticipated to cause a highly-anticipated match against Jermell Charlo for the American’s 4 belts in the 154-pound department.
After his success over Ocampo, Tszyu applauded Charlo however revealed his desire to fight him for the indisputable title. However, the set up bout was canceled due to Charlo’s injury, and subsequent efforts to arrange the fight were not successful due to Charlo’s choice to face Canelo Alvarez rather.
The WBO has now raised Tszyu from interim champ to routine champ, and this weekend he will protect his title for the very first time. The stakes are high for Tszyu as he seeks to strengthen his position in the boxing world.
No Limit Boxing CEO George Rose thinks that if Tszyu effectively beats Mendoza, he will have the chance to deal with a few of the greatest names in boxing, consisting of Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, and Canelo Alvarez.
Tszyu has actually revealed dissatisfaction in Charlo’s choice to not fight him and rather face Canelo. He sees the upcoming fight against Mendoza as a chance to show himself and strengthen his position as a leading competitor.
Mendoza (22-2, 16KOs) should not be undervalued in spite of Tszyu being the preferred. Mendoza has actually shown his power and capability with current success over Sebastian Fundora and Jeison Rosario.
Although this will be Mendoza’s initially fight beyond the United States, he is positive in his capabilities and thinks his power will be an obstacle for Tszyu.
Mendoza is encouraged by his previous beats and thinks he has more to show in the ring. He is positive in his power and prepares to display his capabilities against Tszyu.
In addition to the Tszyu-Mendoza fight, increasing Australian featherweight Sam Goodman (15-0, 7KOs) will likewise be contending on the card, taking on against American Miguel Flores (25-4-1, 12 KOs).