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Tim Tszyu Return Targeted For December, A Few Names in Play

The return of undefeated junior middleweight contender Tim Tszyu is being targeted for dates in December, in Sydney.

Last month, Tszyu picked up the biggest win of his pro career when he demolished former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in Townsville.

Tszyu (16-0, 12 KOs), now ranked at two by the World Boxing Organization at 154-pounds, was hoping to fight WBO junior middleweight world champion Patrick Teixeira (31-1-0) of Brazil.

But the WBO is not going to allow Teixeira to step away from his mandatory obligation to Brian Castano.

The bout with Castano was scheduled to take place earlier this year and pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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As far as the man in the other corner, it will likely be a domestic opponent with several local names being targeted.

The venue being reported, according to WA Today, is the Bankwest Stadium.

Queensland has been home to some of the biggest recent events in Australia - including Horn's shocker over Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium.

Some of the name being kicked around, include Dennis Hogan, who used to fight at Horn's gym in Brisbane. Hogan (28-3-1), who is back at 154-pounds, lost a controversial decision to then-WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia in April 2019. Hogan last bout was a knockout loss to WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo last December.

Another name is Michael Zerafa, who went 1-1 in a two-fight series with Horn. And another name is Daniel Lewis, who beat Tszyu in the amateurs in a youth title fight in 2011. Lewis lost to undefeated Sebastian Fundora at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in February, as part of the undercard to the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he's been out of the ring since.

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Comment by Richard G on 09-19-2020

TT won't go up in weight to make the same mistake as Horn did with Zerafa, his camp care about him. Hogan would be good but even though TT has a way to go I reckon he would beat Hogan…

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 09-18-2020

All things considered, 3 options that aren't so bad. Hogan acquitted himself well against Munguia bit was blasted out when he faces Charlo. I remember Lewis being able to scrap and thought he was competitive against Fundora even if he…

Comment by maguirre on 09-18-2020

He won't be leaving Australia anytime soon due to the current pandemic situation outside of the country. Who can blame him? He can fight locally with fans in the audience, and get the kind of money he can make anywhere…

Comment by Aussiebox2019 on 09-18-2020

Timmy boy starched these bums untill he fights a lara, hurd, charlo, then he gets punched back in his face hard... so we are left waiting until then, and as ive said many times if the stupid managers of teixeira…

Comment by CaptainWalrus on 09-18-2020

His style is a mix of his father and Ivan Drago. Top prospect!

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