Former world champion Jeff Horn has given high praise to the punching power of Australian star Tim Tszyu,

Horn's last fight took place in August of 2020, when he was battered and stopped in eight rounds by Tszyu.

During his career, Horn has faced a variety of respected names - including Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford.

Crawford stopped Horn in nine rounds in 2018 to capture the WBO welterweight title.

When it comes to sizing up Crawford and Tszyu, Horn explained that his countryman had the heavier hands.

“They’re two completely different fighters. I guess I had similar fighting style for both of them,” Horn said to Fox Sports.

“I thought I was just going to be able to ram-road Crawford, which wasn’t able to happen. So he ran me into punches. Same with Tszyu. But Tszyu had heavier, sharper shots I feel like. Well, maybe not sharper, but heavier shots than Crawford. So I think that’s the advantage he’s got. He’s just got size and boxing ability-wise, they’re both very similar.

“It (the body shots) was a hard thing in my fight (with Tszyu). But going through that fight, his body shots are definitely very, very good and were able to tire me extremely quickly. I probably puffed myself out trying to get rid of him early on in the rounds, and he just took advantage of all of it and maintained his composure and was able to get rid of me. I can say they hurt, so I hope Takeshi has been training his body. But the way he lands his shots to the body are second to none that I’ve fought.”

Tszyu will face another dangerous test in the coming day, when he collides with Japanese junior middleweight contender Takeshi Inoue on Wednesday, November 17.

Crawford is back in action a few days later, when he defends the WBO title against Shawn Porter on November 20 in Las Vegas.