INTERNET USERS PARADISE, Australia — Tim Tszyu made an effective declaration to Jermell Charlo, quickly beating his challenger Carlos Ocampo in simply 77 seconds. This dominant win puts Tszyu in prime position for a much-anticipated fight against the American champ for the undeniable light middleweight title.
From the minute the fight began at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Australian fighter lost no time at all in assaulting Ocampo. Tszyu landed 10 effective punches, mainly targeting Ocampo’s head, leading to 2 knockdowns. An accurate right hook and a destructive left hook required referee Danrex Tapdasan to call an end to the fight.
“I understood I would have the chance to land punches, however I undervalued how rapidly it would end,” stated Tszyu. “In this sport, there’s no overtime.”
With this lightning-fast knockout, Tszyu, now with a perfect record of 23-0 and 17 knockouts, is now anticipated to deal with Charlo in Las Vegas to compete for his 4 154-pound titles. The WBO just recently mandated that the fight should happen no behind September 30, 2023.
“I’m simply underneath him, however I think I’m the leading competitor. Charlo is the guy, and I appreciate that. However, I’m not pleased with simply the interim belt. I desire all 4 belts and I desire Charlo’s name on my wrist. So, prepare, since we’re returning with 4 belts,” Tszyu stated with confidence.
Responding to a concern about what he wish to state to Charlo, Tszyu mentioned, “I completed the fight quicker than your kid [Errol Spence Jr.], so let’s get in the ring and reveal me what you have. No disrespect planned.”
George Rose, Tszyu’s promoter and the CEO of No Limit Boxing, divulged that conversations with Charlo’s group are currently in development for their approaching fight.
“We’ve remained in talks leading up to this fight, so it’s the next action. Everything is pointing towards Charlo,” mentioned Rose. “The WBO set a due date of September 30, which lines up with Team Tszyu’s strategies, particularly after the excellent surface of the Ocampo fight. We will not require much time to recuperate. We’ll be revealing the date quickly enough.”
This isn’t the very first time Tszyu has actually placed himself for a match against Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs). Earlier this year, they had actually consented to fight, however the bout was postponed forever after Charlo suffered 2 fractures in his left hand throughout training school.
Instead of awaiting Charlo’s healing, Tszyu picked to remain active. In March, he beat Tony Harrison to declare the WBO interim super-welterweight title prior to safeguarding his belt in a dominant style against Ocampo.
In a previous fight on the card, Australian fighter Sam Goodman protected the extremely bantamweight world title remover by split choice (116-112, 117-111, 112-116) against American Ra’eese Aleem, preserving his unbeaten record of 15-0.