Tim Tszyu has made the startling admission he is been “bored” with boxing for the final two years.
But now the hearth is properly and actually burning, as he jets to America to enter an intense two-month camp earlier than combating Jermell Charlo for all of the tremendous welterweight belts on January 29.
The 28-year-old Aussie has gained all 21 of his skilled bouts to this point, however this journey to the US is undoubtedly his greatest problem and will outline his complete profession.
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Charlo, 32, gained the final of the main belts when he knocked out Brian Castano in May to say the WBO – including it to the WBC, IBF, WBA and The Ring Magazine titles he already laid declare to.
Tszyu hasn’t fought since March, when he beat Terrell Gausha via unanimous decision in Minneapolis – the primary time he had ventured outdoors Australia or New Zealand to fight.
He says the 5 fights he is had since beating Jeff Horn in August 2020 have merely been tune-ups whereas he waited for a shot at a world title.
“Once I defeated Jeff Horn it sort of became… I don’t know, boring, I’d say,” Tszyu instructed media at Sydney airport earlier than flying to the US.
“I started getting bored. (But) I’m lit up right now, I’m ready to go.
“It’s the 4 belts, it is what’s on the road, it is the glory, it is every little thing. This is every little thing I’ve ever labored for.
“I got to that national platform in Australia, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.”
It’s honest to say Charlo hasn’t given Tszyu a lot respect within the lead-up to this bout.
The cocky American could not even say the Aussie’s title when pressed in regards to the match-up following his win over Castano.
“It’s different heat over here in America, baby. It’s different heat in America,” Charlo mentioned as he lambasted an Australian journalist at a press convention.
“How much Tim Too, whatever his f—in’ name is, how much they got? How much money they got? F— you and Tim Kazoo.”
Tszyu is not involved about getting right into a battle of phrases, preferring to make his assertion on the night time in entrance of a worldwide viewers – which would be the greatest he is ever fought in entrance of.
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“I feel like I haven’t achieved anything until I get these four belts around my waist,” he mentioned.
“They don’t rate us, and I’m here to shock the world in spectacular fashion, and I’ve got all the tools to do it.
“It’s going to be a giant second in Australia’s sporting historical past.
“After this fight there’s so many more things, so much money to be made, so much glory to make, to pursue.
“So there’s so much on the road, and that is what motivates me.”
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