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Horn vs. Tszyu: Both Sides Open To Doing Closed Doors Fight

Both sides of the ring, in the Australian mega-bout between Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu, have interest in staging a fight behind closed doors - if a stadium event does not become an option in the next few months.

The fight was scheduled to take place in Townsville on April 22, but it was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

At the moment, there is no concrete timeline on when large gatherings will be allowed - as coronavirus cases continue to grown worldwide.


Dean Lonergan, the promoter for Horn, is reportedly exploring the possibility of staging the event behind closed doors - in a bid to help raise morale in Australia.

Horn vs. Tszyu, scheduled as a ten round junior middleweight contest, was viewed as one of the biggest fights to be staged on Australian soil in several years.

While a huge venue would be ideal, another option is to secure a smaller location and stage the event with no crowd.

Tszyu's agent would be open to entertaining a closed doors idea, but there would likely have to be a rematch clause to match them for a second time with a live crowd involved.


"Potentially. We'll look at it anyway. At this stage there's not a lot to look at because it's really hard to put something on based on the current restrictions," Tszyu's agent Matt Rose said to the Canberra Times.

"But in the not-too-distant future when everything starts to get a little bit safer I think that may be an option if we can't do the stadium show.

"There's definitely an appeal there because we want to make sure Tim fights Jeff. We'd be keen to get it done."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 03-31-2020

I am more interested, If they are going to pull off, to make this fight as the first in the Pandemic. :boxing:

Comment by Richard G on 03-31-2020

Good idea if it can be worked out what with the current limit of two for social distancing purposes when a ref would make three.

Comment by MulaKO on 03-30-2020

Just wondering if Revelated will be there for Hornets last handjob before entering the ring Or will the hornets nest put him on ignore C’mon Horn , give him the last taste of your venom

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 03-30-2020

I would definitely watch it !!!!

Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 03-30-2020

Fight is bigger than coronavirus

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