Via Jake Tiernan: Jermell Charlo is facing the first real threat to his short seven-month reign as the undisputed four-belt champion when he faces strong Tim Tszyu at the end of the month. coming January 28 on Showtime at Michelob Ultra Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA
Most agree that Tszyu will rely on his strength to give him a better chance of defeating the more skilled and athletic Charlo.
In Tszyu’s recent bout against 35-year-old Terrell Gausha, he was overtaken and knocked down by the Americans in the first six innings before his strength allowed him to take over in the second. Luckily for Tszyu, Gausha is not a spring chicken.
If Tszyu tries to take out Charlo, he will suffer the first defeat because he is not as fast hands or feet as the champion.
Tszyu will need to put constant pressure on Jermell for him to win this fight because if he falls behind early, as we saw in his final fight, he has may lose in a decision.
Tim, son of the famous former unified lightweight world champion Kostya Tszyu, has yet to taste defeat, as he beat his first 21 opponents, knocking 15 of them down along the way.
In Tszyu’s final battle, he went up against the first top 15 opponent, Gausha, and he struggled. when it won a unanimous decision within 12 last March. Tszyu won with a score of 114-113, 116-111 and 115-112.
The close match showed that Tszyu needed more experience against other experienced top opponents.
Gausha took down Tszyu in the first round and got better in some of the early action with his precise punches and smart boxing skills.
That bout showed that Tszyu would have a problem with boxers with the talent, fitness, and smarts to outwit him.
Tszyu will take a little longer to slowly gain experience against better opponents before he changes to win the world title, but he won’t do it.
Tim is heading straight into a bout with the 154-pound No. 1 on January 28 and will need to depend on his punch power to overcome the advantages Charlo has over him.
Charlo, 32, will defend his undisputed title for the first time in the face of undefeated 28-year-old Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs), who plans to beat his older brother. old twin and brought back four goals for him. returned to his native Australia, where he would be celebrated and loved like other Australian boxers such as George Kambosos Jr, Anthony Mundune and Kostya Tszyu.
“I’m delighted to be back in the ring to defend my undisputed crown,” Charlo said. “Tim Tszyu is a young, hungry and belligerent warriorbut I’m a great pound-for-pound.
“I reign as the undisputed champion, and if anyone wants to claim the crown, they have to meet me. I’m not going anywhere. I intend to show the world that I am the deadliest fighter in the sport, regardless of category,” said Jermell.