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Tszyu Rejects Idea of Horn Fight Behind Closed Doors, Rematch Clause

Australian junior middleweight star Tim Tszyu has thought it over, and he's made it known, that he's not interested in a closed doors showdown with country rival Jeff Horn.

Tszyu-Horn was originally scheduled to take place in Townsville on April 21. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed until a date to be determined.

Horn’s promoter, Dean Lonergan, was exploring the idea of staging the fight in an empty venue for a pay-per-view event - with the included option of a rematch with a full venue - when large gatherings are permitted again in the venue.


However, Tszyu is not interested in that bout taking place without an audience - and he's also not interested in the idea of having a fight with a rematch clause involved. 

He believes, due to the postponement, the fight will be even bigger once boxing gets back in the mix of things.

“For me, I prefer just one fight,” Tszyu said to WA Today. “We don’t need to fight twice, just one fight and that’s it.

“I would much prefer a stadium as much as everyone else. I have to train in a gym and have a proper preparation, at the level I’m at everything needs to be at 100 percent. The fight is the easy part, it’s the training where you need to figure it all out. It’s hard if you can’t prepare to your full potential.

“In this period of time, once we can get through it, we can get back to normal life. It’s not just boxing that’s affected, it’s every sport in general. We just have to get through this crisis. That’s the thing - once all of this is finished, it will be one of the biggest events that has ever been. That’s the best part about it.”

Since his gym is closed, per the current restrictions, Tszyu has been doing his best to stay in shape.

“I’ve put a bit of the gym into my garage, I’ve been doing as much as I can to get fit,” Tszyu said.

“You can’t do your training with your coach or sparring, that’s the hardest part. I’m keeping myself fit, that’s the main thing. It’s not like I’m sitting on the couch every day. This coronavirus isn’t just about sport, the whole world is struggling. We just have to wait until the whole world is through this.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 04-11-2020

Boxing's survival is riding on this fight!

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=revelated;20494372]Australia has no boxing scene without Horn right now. That's what Tim wants. But Tim is still unrefined while Horn is as tough and rugged as they come when he's playing in the home field. This won't be easy for…

Comment by mananimal111 on 04-03-2020

this the best time to do a pay per view. Nothing else is on. I would buy it..

Comment by revelated on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=Dasmius Shinobi;20494365]I thought Tim Tszyu as a name because of his father, have some leverage in these negotiation, but I see Jeff Horn is definitely bigger in Australia than I thought.[/QUOTE] Australia has no boxing scene without Horn right now.…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=revelated;20494350]Tszyu is just talking. He knows he's the B-Side. Unless Horn decides to agree with the reasons, Tszyu will do what he's told if he wants to become a legend. He just wants the crowd.[/QUOTE] I thought Tim Tszyu as…

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