Australian superstar Tim Tszyu is looking for the biggest fights possible after demolishing late replacement Steve Spark this past Thursday in Newcastle.
Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) put away Spark in the third round with vicious body shots. He was initially scheduled to face Michael Zerafa in a long awaited grudge fight - but Zerafa withdrew at the last minute due to travel concerns connected to COVID-19.
At the moment Tszyu has no interest in revisiting the Zerafa fight again.
“He’s done. He had his opportunity,” Tszyu said.
On the other hand, Tszyu feels ready to face a top name, preferably a former world champion, in his next ring appearance.
The undefeated junior middleweight is willing to face Liam Smith, Magomed Kurbanov, Tony Harrison and Danny Garcia.
“A name like Liam Smith, is someone on the global stage. He gave Canelo [Alvarez] problems and he’s the best pound-for-pound fighter right now. A name like that on my resume is what I need," Tszyu said.
"Liam Smith, Kurbanov and Danny Garcia, they’re the guys I’m going for. If you’re watching boy, I’m coming for you.”
Tszyu’s manager, Glen Jennings, is ready to throw down a lot of money on the table to secure a top name opponent for his boxer's next fight, which could take place in September.
“We’re well deep into next [options] and it will be an international,” said Jennings.
“It will be a top-10, most likely a top-five [opponent], quite possibly a former world champ. Right now the names that are on the list that we are deep in with are Liam Smith of the UK, Danny Garcia is now on our list and Tony Harrison from the USA.
“Georgie [promoter George Rose] would be happy to say we’re going to try to get this on in Australia in September. It’s exciting, really exciting. It’s a bit of a milestone for us tonight because technically we’re now done domestically and we’re moving onto the international stage. It’s a great feeling for all of us. They all know who Tim Tszyu is over there.”