What American boxing really thinks of Tim Tszyu

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The determination to merchantability Tim Tszyu's "ruthless" triumph implicit Steve Spark overseas has paid disconnected for the undefeated Australian and his promoters No Limit.

Even though the archetypal program was for movers and shakers successful the large markets to drawback a glimpse of Tszyu disposing of Michael Zerafa, his past viable hostile Down Under, it appears jumping successful the ringing with a combatant who usually fights 2 value divisions beneath him didn't wounded his banal astatine all.

Tim Tszyu punches Stevie Spark during the WBA Oceania WBO Global ace welterweight rubric combat betwixt Tim Tszyu and Stevie Spark astatine Newcastle Entertainment Centre connected July 07, 2021 successful Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) (Getty)

Tszyu's dealmakers negotiated with broadcasters successful the US, United Kingdom and Russia to aerial the combat unrecorded with the clash described arsenic a "milestone" by Tszyu's manager Glen Jennings, who said the bout would beryllium their past against a home opponent.

Tszyu is presently 1 of respective fighters who are undefeated successful the part and is technically successful presumption to instrumentality connected the victor of Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano's rubric unification combat aboriginal this month. However there's adjacent to nary accidental of a combat taking spot successful Australia.

Either way, Tszyu is climbing up the satellite rankings and is holding retired anticipation of scoring a combat with UK combatant Liam Smith, who pushed pound-for-pound prima Canelo Alvarez successful 2016. Smith expressed involvement successful a combat connected Twitter aft Tszyu's triumph and congratulated the Aussie connected the win.

Tszyu paper rocked by brutal KO

Tszyu is presently the No.1 challenger for the ace welterweight WBO rubric and is No.3 successful the IBF rankings and No.4 successful the WBC rankings. According to The Ring Magazine rankings he's No.7. The publication's managing exertion Tom Gray praised Tszyu's show and "ruthless power" but stated helium volition person to look an internationally acclaimed hostile earlier adjacent reasoning astir facing the victor of Charlo- Casatano.

"The apt script is for Tszyu to look an planetary hostile successful his adjacent outing earlier targeting the victor (of Charlo-Castano)," helium wrote for the book of boxing.

Award-winning boxing writer Dan Rafael tweeted: "Just watched Tim Tszyu's awesome KO3 of Steve Spark. Brutal assemblage attack. I've said it for the past mates of years - Tszyu volition triumph a satellite title. Write it down."

Writing for USA Today, Michael Rosenthal was besides optimistic astir Tszyu's aboriginal prospects with the Aussie destined for "bigger and amended things".

Sky Sports' elder boxing writer James Dielhenn wrote Tszyu dominated with "three one-sided rounds" with the Aussie acceptable to proceed his "explosive emergence up the super-welterweight ladder".

Tszyu's manager Jennings declared post-fight that the squad is acceptable for the "international stage."

"It's exciting, truly exciting," Jennings said.

"It's a spot of a milestone for america tonight, due to the fact that technically we're done domestically and we're moving connected to the planetary stage."

Tim Tszyu finishes Stevie Spark with a brutal assemblage changeable during their combat successful Newcastle. (Getty)

Jennings said aft past night's combat that promoters are looking to lure a satellite ranked hostile for a combat Down Under successful September. In the end, boxing authorities and the pandemic volition decide.

Tszyu's squad said earlier signing connected to combat Zerafa they had been successful negotiations with overseas opponents but nary combatant wanted to walk 2 weeks successful quarantine.

Once restrictions easiness that mightiness alteration but there's each accidental Tszyu whitethorn person to settee for a home hostile again if helium doesn't privation to question overseas for his adjacent fight.

If Tszyu tin bushed a combatant similar Smith oregon immoderate of the higher ranked guys extracurricular Australia he's definite to drawback the attraction of boxing large wigs overseas, arsenic good arsenic Charlo and Castano.

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