By Jim Calfa: Tim Tszyu states the less-than-complimentary things Tony Harrison needed to state about him throughout their kickoff interview today doesn’t trouble him since he doesn’t take what the previous WBC 154-lb champ states personally.
Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs) specified that Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) had actually never ever achieved anything which he’d been put in the position now since of individuals with cash behind him.
Further, the 32-year-old Harrison stated that he’d not had it simple for him to get his shot compared to Tszyu. The truth is the factor it took Harrison 6 years to get his very first world title shot is that journeyman Willie Nelson beat him in 2015 in his 4th year in the professional ranks.
Harrison’s failures slowed his profession
If Harrison had actually beaten Nelson, he likely would have defended the world title that year rather of waiting till 2017 to fight Jarrett Hurd for the uninhabited IBF 154-lb title back in 2017.
“I comprehend how to fight these fast American leading fighters,” stated Tszyu to Fight Hub TELEVISION.
“For me, this isn’t a disputing contest; this is a sport,” stated Tszyu to Foxsports.
“It’s 2 various designs. They’ve got resemblances, however it’s 2 various designs,” stated Tszyu when asked what’s the distinction in between Jermell Charlo and Tony Harrison. “I believe Harrison is the much better fighter in my viewpoint. Quick, sharp, rangy, excellent jab.”
Harrison has remarkable boxing abilities than Jermell Charlo, however he does not have the endurance and chin that he has. Again and once again, Harrison’s bad gas tank and delicate chin have actually betrayed him in the greatest battles of his profession.
If Harrison had much better cardio and punch resistance, he would have never ever lost to these 3 fighters:
- Willie Nelson – 2015
- Jarrett Hurd – 2017
- Jermell Charlo – 2019
Harrison’s endurance hasn’t enhanced considering that his loss to Charlo, as he gassed out in his fight with Bryant Perrella in April 2021, and he needed to go for a 12 round draw against a fighter that he must have had the ability to quickly beat.
Has cash hurt Tony’s aspiration?
Sadly, Harrison has actually combated just two times considering that his loss to Jermell in 2019, that makes you question if his aspiration has actually vanished due to either the cash he made in his 2 battles with him.
Would Harrison have just combated two times in the last 4 years if he didn’t make great cash from his 2 battles with Charlo?
It’s tough to think that Harrison would have been this non-active if he required cash to keep a roofing over his head and food on the table, which recommends the cash he’s made has actually had an unfavorable influence on his profession.
“He’s loaded with character, an excellent talker. He’s certainly got a profession beyond boxing after,” Tszyu stated about Harrison. “The lead up is going to be great & enjoyable. Luckily, I don’t take things to heart.”