Boxing fans will have another opportunity to witness Tim Tszyu in action when he steps into the ring to fight Japan's Takeshi Inoue. Here's everything you need to know about the fight.
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When and where is the fight?
The fight will take place on Wednesday, November 17 at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena. The event had initially been slated for the Gold Coast but COVID-19 travel restrictions forced a change of venue. The undercard will commence at 6pm (AEDT), while the main card will start at 7pm (AEDT).
How can I watch the fight in Australia?
Some tickets are still available for the fight. For those who won't be able to attend, the bout will be broadcast on Main Event and will cost AU$59.95. You can order the fight through Kayo now by clicking here.
Who is Tim Tszyu?
It hasn't taken long for the son of boxing icon Kostya to step out of his father's legendary shadow and begin making a name for himself. Tszyu is an intelligent, powerful and precise fighter who boasts an unbeaten professional record after 19 fights, including commanding wins over former world champion Jeff Horn and talented Irishman Dennis Hogan.
The WBO currently has Tszyu ranked as the No. 1 contender to challenge for Argentine Brian Castano's super welterweight title, and should he win on Wednesday night, it's quite possible a world championship fight could be on the cards for him in 2022.
Who is Takeshi Inoue?
The man who will stand in the opposite corner to Tszyu is Inoue, a Japanese fighter who packs a punch and is currently ranked No. 7 in the division by the WBO.
Inoue's most notable moment came in 2019 when he fought undefeated Mexican Jaime Munguia for the WBO light middleweight title. He came up short but far from disgraced himself, taking the fight the distance in Texas and demonstrating some serious power and aggression. To date, it's Inoue's only loss and he enters this fight looking to make a statement and put his name back into title calculations.
Tale of the tape
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Record: 19-0 (15 KOs)
Trainer: Igor Goloubev
Last fight: def. Steve Spark by TKO (R3) in Newcastle, Australia (July, 2021)
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Record: 17-1-1 (10 KOs)
Trainer: Tatsuya Saita
Last fight: def. Nath Nwachukwu by UD in Tokyo, Japan (November, 2020)
What are the odds for the fight?
HEAD TO HEAD
METHOD OF RESULT
Tszyu by stoppage ($1.40)
Tszyu by decision ($3.50)
Inoue by stoppage ($9)
Inoue by decision ($21)
*All betting odds provided by TAB.com.au
Full card for the Tszyu vs. Inoue fight night
Tim Tszyu vs. Takeshi Inoue (WBO Global and Asia Pacific super welterweight title)
Nath Nwachukwu vs. Wade Ryan (IBO International super welterweight title)
Tommy Browne vs. Dennis Hogan (super welterweight)
Koen Mazoudier vs. Joel Camilleri (WBC Australasian super welterweight title)
Trent Girdham vs. Alex Lual (super lightweight)
Darwin Sagurit vs. Benjamin Hussian (super welterweight)
Jacinta Austin vs. Viviana Ruiz Corredor (bantamweight)
Shant Nercessian vs. Jackson Murray (heavyweight)