Australian boxing sensation Tim Tszyu is set to make his long-awaited debut on American soil in May as he continues to bid for his mandatory WBO title.
U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha looms as Tszyu’s next opponent as the headline of a show on May 14, according to The Daily Telegraph.
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The fight against Gausha will be Tszyu’s second since being named next in line for Brian Castano’s WBO light middleweight title last August while dominating Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue in November last year. , earning a unanimous decision victory.
And much like the Inoue fight, Tszyu is taking a major risk facing Gausha as he risks losing his spot as Castano’s mandatory challenger.
But Tszyu has a philosophical stance on why he’s willing to put it all on the line overseas.
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“I talk about my career, financially, trying to build my family and working on building my brand and building myself, improving myself.
“And that constant challenge that’s always there, being in training camp, feeling the struggles, they are for those times.”
Tszyu and Gausha were originally scheduled to face off on the Castano-Charlo rematch undercard at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
However, plans for a rematch have recently been thrown into doubt after Castano suffered a torn bicep, forcing him to withdraw as the WBO sent the Argentine a vindication letter explaining why they shouldn’t arrange. a mandatory title fight against Tszyu instead.
Castano and Charlo’s first fight went to the judge’s scorecards and was decided by split decision, although judge Nelson Velasquez’s scorecard heavily in favor of Charlo left many boxing fans perplexed, it is the least we can say.
Tszyu holds an unblemished record of 20-0, with 15 of them via KO/TKO.
He was named a mandatory candidate for Castano’s WBO belt a month after beating Stevie Spark, who took the lead on late notice after Michael Zerafa withdrew.
On his way to the Gausha fight, Tszyu beat a number of top Australian boxers including Wade Ryan, Joel Camilleri and Jeff Horn, who beat boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in front of a packed house at Suncorp Stadium.