With his American debut fast approaching Tim Tszyu says he plans to take over the entire super-welterweight division.
The Australian arrived Stateside this week to finish off preparations for his March 26 fight against Terrell Gausha on Showtime. The main event at The Armory in Minneapolis will give Tszyu the chance to show American boxing fans his talents that have many believing he will become a world
“I have come to America with big visions of taking over the whole super welterweight division and becoming the next great 154-pound champion of the world,” said the WBO number one contender in a press release.
His father Kostya made his American debut on January 30, 1993, stopping Steve Larrimore in two rounds. He then went on to become one of the all-time greats in the 140lbs division with a string of big fights in the USA.
“To become a legend, you must come to America at some point in your career and leave a mark on the sport,” said Tim.
“I want to continue my family’s legacy in boxing, as well as forge my own journey. March 26 is the start of my era.”
Gausha has two losses in his career to Erislandy Lara and Erickson Lubin. Tszyu, unbeaten in 20 fights, has full respect for his opponent.
“He has a world-class amateur pedigree, and has fought at the championship level,” said Tszyu.
“I feel that facing someone like Gausha, who is coming off a big win, makes for a great fight. This will be my Showtime debut, and I am looking to not just be the best, but to also be the face of the network. I want to follow in the footsteps of my father, and one day be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.”