Tim Tszyu Overwhelms Marcos Cornejo, Stops Him in First Round

By Keith Idec

Tim Tszyu wasted no time in overpowering Marcos Jesus Cornejo on Saturday.

Australia’s Tszyu, a son of Hall-of-Famer Kostya Tszyu, stopped the Argentinean veteran in the first round of a fight ESPN+ streamed live from Bendigo Stadium in Bendigo, Australia. The 23-year-old Tszyu (11-0, 9 KOs) hurt Cornejo with overhand rights and right uppercuts prior to the stoppage.

Argentina’s Cornejo (19-4, 18 KOs) has lost three straight fights. Tszyu, a junior middleweight prospect, became the third fighter to knock out the 37-year-old Cornejo.


The trouble began when Tszyu cracked Cornejo with an overhand right to the side of his head early in the first round. A staggered Cornejo moved back toward the ropes, where Tszyu landed several vicious right uppercuts that hurt Cornejo and left him defenseless.

Tszyu’s opponent never went down, but Cornejo absorbed a lot of punishment in a short amount of time. Their scheduled 10-round fight was stopped just 2:21 after it began.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chico malo loc on 09-08-2018

Little tszyu keeps looking better and better!

Comment by Luilun on 09-08-2018

Looks like his dad but taller

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 09-08-2018

Still has a long way to go.

Comment by Biolink on 09-08-2018

Surprised they were letting him get away with measuring like that

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-08-2018

[IMG][/IMG] Young Tim 'Zoo-lander' with a savage overwhelming arsenal! Good stoppage.

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