The legendary Australian trainer worked with the likes of Jeff Fenech, Jeff Harding and Kostya Tszyu — all of whom won world titles under his tutelage. Tszyu is an animal lover who owns several pets including Viking, a rottweiler who has been Tszyu's companion since he arrived in Australia; Jake, his pet diamond python; canaries and fish. He was also behind on all three cards (by 1, 3 and 5 points). “Major events like Sydney Super Fight are key to the recovery of our state and we look forward to welcoming the contestants, officials, support staff and their fans to Western Sydney for another big night on the NSW sporting calendar.”. Tszyu finished 2001 by recovering his IBF belt in a unification bout with the current champion Zab Judah, by a knockout in the second round. It’s official: Paul Gallen vs Mark Hunt is on. Tszyu found himself twice on the canvas in round one of his fight for the interim belt against Diosbelys Hurtado, but recuperated to beat Hurtado by a knockout in five.

In 2001, he began by facing WBA Champion Sharmba Mitchell, taking the belt by a TKO after seven rounds (Mitchell suffered a knee injury in training, and during the bout). "I just want everyone to know that my name's Tim. Tszyu was an exceptional all-around boxer-puncher who relied heavily on accuracy and timing, and carried formidable punching power; he is often regarded as one of the hardest-punching light-welterweights in the division's history.[1].

Tszyu appeared with the animals on the pet show Harry's Practice in 2002. Father and son remain in regular contact, especially in the lead-up to fights. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US. The undefeated Tszyu, who well and truly stepped out of the shadow of his famous father Kostya with his victory over Horn in August, will face New … Kostya Tszyu "The famous father is just the father," he says with an alluring accent that is half Russian, half Australian. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites.

At the Cuban world championship tournament in 1987, he came in second place, and at the 1988 Summer Olympics, he lost in the third round.[6]. "I trained super hard for this moment and I was super confident. This is why you should find out, Hospital fails to honour dying woman's wishes, coroner finds, 'It was in the balls': Welterweight title fight ends in low-blow TKO, Iran's first female boxer cancels trip home after arrest warrant issued, The three charismatic fighters reinvigorating heavyweight boxing, When is the Melbourne Cup, and how can I watch it? "Tim's a thinking fighter, you can really see the way he operates.

Could we do it again — and stay there? I intend to make the nose the other way around," said Tszyu with a grin. Johnny Lewis knows a thing or two about boxing. Tszyu was voted comeback fighter of the year by Ring magazine. It would have been Tszyu's first fight as a professional in Moscow, but Tszyu injured his shoulder during training. He next fought on 5 June 2005, against British boxer Ricky Hatton, Tszyu lost this fight and his world title by RTD (Referee technical decision) after retiring on his stool at the end of the 11th round. Tim Tszyu's famous father Kostya was not able to be in Townsville for his son's impressive victory over Jeff Horn, but he wasn't far from the 25-year-old's mind. He fought at the world championships once again, in Moscow in 1989, where he came in third place. [4], As a child, Kostya was hyperactive, so his father decided to take him to a boxing gym, where he would channel that energy by fighting older boys. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. From 2012 to 2013 he coached professional boxers Alexander Povetkin, Denis Lebedev and Khabib Allakhverdiev. [11] His family still reside in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. "But I just had to say that I am my own man and I have accomplished stuff that my last name hasn't given me. Tim Tszyu's famous father Kostya was not able to be in Townsville for his son's impressive victory over Jeff Horn, but he wasn't far from the 25-year-old's mind. The only man to last more than two rounds with Tszyu in 1993 was Livingstone Bramble, a former World Lightweight Champion, who lost by decision to Tszyu at Newcastle, New South Wales.

Konstantin Borisovich "Kostya" Tszyu (/ˈkɒstə ˈzuː/; Russian: Константин Борисович «Костя» Цзю, IPA: [kənstɐnʲˈtʲin bɐˈrisəvʲɪtɕ ˈkosʲtʲə ˈdzːʲu]; born 19 September 1969) is a Soviet-born Australian former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2005. The undefeated Tszyu, who well and truly stepped out of the shadow of his famous father Kostya with his victory over Horn in August, will face New Zealand’s Bowyn Morgan as the mouth-watering double header spearheads the first boxing event in a Sydney stadium since 2006. When Australia's new boxing hope Tim Tszyu steps in the ring tonight, his champion father Kostya may not even be watching. As a soccer player, he was selected to play for multiple local representative teams but his interest in the sport began to wane at th… In his fourth professional bout, he met the former WBC Featherweight Champion Juan Laporte, decisioning him over ten rounds. I can't smell anything because I'm just so used to it. [13] In journalist Paul Kent's biography of long time trainer Johnny Lewis, allegations were made that Tszyu had underpaid Lewis for his services. Nikita and Tim are both boxers. — Australia’s leading news site, slugged things out against AFL icon Barry Hall. As a child, … [3], Tszyu was born in Serov, a town near the Ural Mountains, in the former Soviet Union to a Korean (paternal)–Mongol (maternal) father and a Russian mother.

But to beat him and have my hand held up is going to rank highly. I’m really confident. Tszyu has been in several court battles with his managers. How hard and clean he gets me remains to be seen,” Gallen said. In September 2012, Tszyu reportedly left his family in Australia while he moved full-time to live in Russia.[12]. Five successful defences made until an upset loss to Vince Phillips in 1997, which was Tszyu's first professional defeat.

"He is Tim Tszyu. Tszyu finished his amateur career with 270 fights under his belt, with a record of 259 wins, 11 losses (no stoppages,) no draws. Father and son remain in regular contact, especially in the lead-up to fights. I had a few pizzas last night and tried to close my eyes but I just couldn't do it.". After beating former world champions Calvin Grove (KO 1) and Rafael Ruelas (KO 9), Tszyu was given another world title try, when the WBC's belt became vacant in 1998 following Oscar De La Hoya's move to the welterweight division. "People are always saying I'm getting opportunities because of one reason and that's my last name and that I haven't proved myself," he said. The dispute was settled out of court.

I'm so immune to it," Tszyu said. He trained with that group 250 days a year, and won various tournaments, such as amateur boxing's world championships.

"I saw him one night, he got sat on his backside. For the first time in three years, Kostya Tszyu finds himself in Sydney, in familiar surroundings and amongst many of the boxing identities that helped him forge a Hall of Fame career in one of the hardest sporting pursuits. On 19 April 2010, Tszyu appeared on Long Lunch Today, an Australian TV program. In 1991, he went again to the amateur world championships, this time held in Sydney. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). He got straight up and then dominated the fight — that's a good sign.". How many steps did it take? In this installment of the Boxing Junkie feature, we decided to link another father and son — Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu and Tim Tszyu, who took a big step in his career by stopping former welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn on Saturday in Australia. 'Legit', 'bright new star': Boxing world takes notice of Tim Tszyu's demolition of Jeff Horn, Tim Tszyu's masterful breakout fight gets needless dose of Aussie boxing clown act. He had successful surgery to correct the problem, but the injury further extended his absence from the ring. In 2011 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and naturally took on a role as a trainer after his fighting career was done, including mentoring his son. And although he's still honing his craft in the ring, Tszyu's already grasped the art of pugilistic promotion.

"I've got the Australian public behind me and it's going to be one hell of a ride.". As a result, Tszyu became the first man in 30 years to unify the belts in the light welterweight division. His first fight in 2004 was supposed to have been held on 7 February in a rematch against Sharmba Mitchell.

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