Via Jeff Aaron: Young middleweight contender Tim Tszyu appears on Showtime this Saturday, March 26 on Showtime against Terrell Gausha in a 12-round scheduled match at Armory, Minneapolis. The TV portion of the pass will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET on Showtime.
Fans outside the US can watch the full match on FITETV:
Tszyu, 27, wants to win over US boxing fans in his first US bout on Saturday night against Olympian Gausha 2012 (22-2-1, 11 KOs). Gausha is a solid fighter with the only two defeats of his career both at the hands of Erislandy Lara and Erickson Lubin.
For 1st place WBO Tszyu (20-0, 15 KOs), it is expected to be his last before a title challenge with the winner of a May 14 matchup between the champions IBF/WBA/WBC Jermell Charlo and WBO Champion Brian Castano.
WBO mandates that Tszyu will challenge Castano next if he is not allowed by the World Boxing Organization to face Charlo in a rematch after their previous bout last July ended in a tie. draw 12 rounds.
Tszyu should have been too much of a force for 34-year-old Gausha, who struggled bravely in the fight against Lara and Lubin under the power of their shots. Gausha is about to have a second-round knockout victory over Jamontay Clark in March 2021.
Here’s a step up in the fray for Tszyu, whose best opponents he’s fought so far in his six-year professional career are these fighters:
Undercards Tszyu vs. Gausha:
- Michel Rivera and Joseph Adorno
- Elvis Rodriguez vs Juan Jose Velasco
- Joseph Spencer vs Ravshan Hudaynazarov
“It is the land of dreams. If you succeed in America, you will appear in the world,” said Tim Tszyu Mayweather channel. “Fighting here has always been a dream for me. It was a new chapter for me, and I was used to the whole process.
“I am super focused. He’s sharp, he’s slick and he does all the right things,” Tszyu said of 34-year-old Gausha. “He is also super fast. I wanted to make it his toughest fight in the office.
“I’m here to deal damage, deal damage and let them know they’re in a troubled world.
“I made my name and made my name in Australia for a few years, and people recognized me. However, it is not certain. It will take a few matches to get used to, but I have to prove to many people that I am Tim Tszyu.
“It’s good that you have this young breed, and we all aspire to it,” said Tszyu of fellow Australian George Kambosos Jr who is emerging as a young star for his country. .
“Australia, we are a small island, but we are out there working. There are so many talents and so many kids aspire to be like me. I’m ready to give it my all.
“Look, I’m only 27 years old. My peak period is three years from now. I say medium or super average. This whole vibe is great,” said Tszyu when asked what’s different about being in the US compared to being in Australia.
“I am not used to these things. Everyone in the ring, screaming. It’s great. Where we come from is a quiet gym where really private, no sound. This whole experience, brand new. I’m just trying to enjoy the whole process.
“It will take place in Australia. For all my countrymen in Australia, it will be like pay per view. So yeah, this is going to be a special moment in my career, coming out,” said Tszyu.