A sequel to one of Australian boxing’s most recent rivalries, No Limit Boxing presents the ‘Battle of the Brothers’ with the younger brothers of both world title contender Tim Tszyu and former world champion Jeff Horn to fight in Sydney next month.
Nikita Tszyu, an exciting young prospect, will challenge Ben Horn at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Wednesday, July 20 in a No Limit on Fox event.
In just his third professional fight since his March debut, 24 year-old Tszyu (2-0, 2 KO) will look to continue his devastating run of knockouts having stopped both of his first two opponents inside two rounds.
The experienced Horn (4-4, 2 KO), whose alias is ‘The Hunter’, is coming off a highly-controversial split decision loss for the prestigious Australian title. The 32 year-old has big fight experience having fought on some of the most well known cards in recent Australian boxing history (Tszyu v Horn; Horn v Zeraffa; Horn v Mundine).
No Limit Boxing CEO George Rose said: “For me, the original will always be a classic. It was the crowning of a new king of Australian boxing in our man Tim Tszyu. It was also a long and brutal story that had plenty of plot twists and questionable characters but one that ultimately ended with a great battle and plenty of heart.”
“Everyone knows the best sequels are action-packed family dramas, and Tszyu v Horn part two will be no different.”
“Will ‘The Hunter’ avenge his fallen brother or will Nikita defend the family name and continue his rise to the top? I’d be getting my tickets and popcorn early for this thriller folks, as you won’t want to miss it.
“Ben comes from a fighting family and is the most experienced fighter Nikita has faced. He has a world champion brother (Jeff) and trainer (Glenn Rushton) in his corner.
“Ben was the only super welterweight in Australia who walked the talk and genuinely chased this fight. It’s a credit to him, he’s a genuine fighter. There’s a host of fighters quick to shout the Tszyu name and claim they want him next but a deafening silence when I follow them up.
“Nikita’s a walking highlight reel every time he steps foot into the ring. His raw talent is limitless and I know Igor will have him prepared for anything. The power in his hands is something else and it’s making noise not just here in Australia on his opponents, but around the world.”
The boxer with the biggest travelling support group in Australia and number seven ranked fighter in the world, Sam Goodman (12-0), is also set to fight on the No Limit on Fox event.