The much-anticipated fight is on, as Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu prepare to jump in the ring.
“I only win.” The words of Tim Tszyu will be ringing in the ears of Jeff Horn as the two go toe-to-toe next month.
Lock Wednesday 26 August into the calendar, with the fight finally back on at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.
The fight was initially scheduled for April, before being postponed, with a 16,000 capacity now locked in to witness the showdown.
The All-Australian ten-round super welterweight fight will pit two of the country’s best boxers against each other.
Former WBO welterweight Champion, Horn, sits at a 20-2-1 record, but will go in as the underdog against 25-year-old 15-0-0 Tszyu, son of boxing legend Kosta Tszyu.
Both will enter the fight in the winner’s circle after Horn defeated Michael Zerafa in December, and Tszyu toppled Jack Brubaker.
Horn believes his experience is what gives him the edge over a younger Tszyu, saying, “Tim has never fought the opposition that I have. He’s got relatively little experience in that manner.”
Tszyu, on the other hand, sees his dedicated training regime and commitment to the sport as the reason he cannot be beaten.
“Nothing else in my life matters other than boxing,” Tszyu says. “Losing is not an option for me.”
It sets up a mouth-watering fight, made even more appealing given the time we have been forced to wait.
Jeff Horn v Tim Tszyu Fight Schedule
The main fight is scheduled to begin at 9.30pm on Wednesday 26 August, with the first fight on the undercard at 5.45pm.
Tim Tszyu vs Jeff Horn (Super welterweight)
Issac Hardman vs Jamie Weetch (Middleweight)
Liam Wilson vs Jackson Woods (Super featherweight)
Shannon O’Connell vs Kylie Fulmer (Super bantamweight)
Joel Camilleri vs Adam Copland (Middleweight)
Ben Horn vs Patrick Clark (Welterweight)
Linn Sandstrom vs Jessica Cashman (Flyweight)
Ricky Hunt vs Vegas Larfiel
To see Jeff Horn in the ring against Tim Tszyu at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Wednesday 26 August, grab your tickets now at Ticketmaster.com.au.