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Jeff Horn To Budge on Rematch Clause, Wants Tszyu To Take Deal

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is willing to to budge on one of the two negotiating points to finalize a deal to fight unbeaten rising star Tim Tszyu.

The two sides had agreed on a 60-40 split in terms of the money and they are targeting a date of April 18, in what would be the biggest clash on Australian soil in years.

But they were haggling on two items - Horn wanted a rematch clause and a ten round distance. Tszyu wanted no rematch clause and a twelve round distance.


Horn is willing to walk away from the rematch clause, but he's not going to budge on the contest being a twelve round bout - unless Tszyu's handlers offer up more money in his direction.

He is urging Tszyu to take the current terms to make the fight happen.

"If they want to make it a 12-rounder, they will have to pay me more," Horn said to WA Today. "If I was getting offered this type of fight at the stage of the career Tim is in, I’d be jumping at a 70-30 split. Even if it was 80-20, I’d be raring at the bit at trying to get it.

"I was exactly the same with Manny Pacquiao, I didn’t think about what money I was getting for that fight. I just took it. Tim Tszyu is going off his dad’s name as well. Certainly, I wouldn’t be asking for a lot more if he was in his position without his family history.

"People are excited about it. The majority of people expect me to lose, as normal. On social media, I read everywhere that they’re going for Tim, that I’m past it and that I’ll lose the fight. Hopefully I can prove them wrong once again. That’s what I’ve continually got to keep doing. I think I’ve got too much experience at this stage, it’s definitely early on in his career."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Richard G on 01-29-2020

First of all it would not be a championship fight of any significance, Tszyu obviously wants to use Horn as a stepping stone and it would be if he won. There is more, T's camp are talking about alternative fights…

Comment by PoserExposer on 01-29-2020

Who does this school teacher think he is? So if he fights for another title someday, he’s going to ask for a 10 round championship fight? Doesn’t exist.

Comment by Fire4231 on 01-29-2020

Why would you have a rematch clause for a fight without a title? Why would you request 10 rounds as a former champion. Horn may need to become a full time teacher. These are not the requests of a confident…

Comment by Tonylove on 01-29-2020

Off topic: Kostya Tszyu Knock out of Zab was one of the Funniest things I ever seen ��If you haven’t seen it check you tube your stomach will be hurting guaranteed.

Comment by HighLightReal on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=Rockybigblower;20355220]Oddly enough it's still a 10mil PPV fight in Australia. That's why I'm surprised no one wants to come here to fight. Crazy dollars for second tier matchups.[/QUOTE] Jack Johnson and his trip to Australia. Love that story, my dad's…

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