SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian tremendous welterweight Tim Tszyu has as soon as once more voiced his want to tackle one of the best on the earth after extending his report to 18-0 with a fifth spherical TKO of Dennis Hogan in Newcastle on Wednesday.
Tszyu registered his 14th profession knockout when Hogan’s nook threw within the towel because the Irishman wilted underneath a barrage of highly effective left-hand blows in entrance of a loud crowd within the port metropolis.
The son of former Russian-born undisputed light-welterweight world champion Kostya, Tszyu retained his World Boxing Group (WBO) “World” title however has lengthy made it clear that he has his eyes on larger prizes.
“I am not glad,” Tszyu stated.
“I need to be a worldwide boxing star. That is my objective. It is all the time been my objective and I would like these massive guys.
“We’re at that stage the place I do consider I can compete with the large boys. I need a global battle. I need to be recognised globally.”
Tszyu could have a wait on his palms as journey restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have added additional issues to the already convoluted means of negotiating skilled boxing bouts.
American Jermell Charlo holds the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Affiliation and Worldwide Boxing Federation titles within the division — also referred to as junior or mild middleweight — and Argentine Brian Castano the WBO title.
Charlo is eager on a unification battle with Castano and Tszyu’s supervisor advised Sydney’s Day by day Telegraph earlier than Wednesday’s battle that the Australian could not get his shot at a world title till subsequent yr.
“We do not know,” Glen Jennings advised the paper. “However we’ll be prepared. And it does not trouble Tim. He’ll be affected person.”
(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)