There are a few things that Boxing superstars – Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu know about Apr 22nd. One of those things is that they know they will be fighting each other in 10 rounds in the super welterweight division, but they don’t know where this boxing match will be held. Have you heard it right?
When will be Horn vs Tszyu fight
Australian boxing will have its next biggest domestic showdown on Wednesday, Apr 22nd. This hugely anticipated boxing showdown is going to be one of the biggest bouts in Australia. Now, the question and the uncertainty dwells in the venue where Horn VS Tszyu will take place?
The venue is not yet fixed. Dean Lonergan of D&L Events has constantly been negotiating the venue with state governments. Townsville and Brisbane now are the two topmost choices. By this week we are expecting an answer to this question.
Horn won over Manny Pacquiao in 2017 controversially. From then he has been considered as Australia’s biggest boxing star. Although he captured the WBO welterweight title that night things did not go all smooth after that event.
He came to the United States after defending Gary Corcoran, but there he received a thrash the very next year by Terence Crawford. From welterweight, he moved to a 156 pound catchweight and within 96 seconds knocked down the old man Anthony Mundine.
However, in 2019, in a match against Micheal Zerafa Horn got upset in a middleweight bout. This led to an abrupt end to the match in the ninth round in Bendigo. On Dec 18th a rematch was held with Horn winning in a majority decision.
Tszyu is the name that is rising in Australia. He is the son of a legendary Australian boxer Kostya. He won solid matches in 2019. He turned pro in Dec. 2016. Horn-Tszyu will determine Australia’s current biggest boxer. As Ben Damon states, the shortlisted venues are Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Townsville. The WBA official was controversially responsible for scoring the Jeff Horn vs Micheal Zerafa rematch a draw.
He has been frozen out of the Horn-Tszyu match. Francisco Martinez is also the president of WBA Oceania was criticized severely by Glenn Rushton, Horn’s trainer and Matt Rose, Tszyu’s promoter.
Both Rushton and Rose say the official would have nothing to do in the Horn-Tszyu match. The countdowns have begun with the contracts signed. Both Horn and Tszyu appeared at a media event in Sydney this week to promote the bout. Australia is awaiting the great boxing event in April.