WBO Super-welterweight Champion, Tim Tszyu, has continued his pursuit of the now unified 154lbs champion, Jermell Charlo.
Charlo underwhelmed fans with his performance at super-middleweight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, failing to live up to the self-attached lion-like fighting style that he attached to himself during the build up.
Instead, the American’s display was negative and defensive, with nothing landed of note and a lack of willingness to engage with the Mexican.
That decision to face Alvarez came with monumental financial benefits, but cost Charlo his WBO title and status as undisputed champion, with the sanctioning body stripping him of the belt and awarding it to Tszyu.
The newly-crowned titlist proved his worth at the weekend, winning his first defence against Brian Mendoza with a solid display, particularly throughout the second half of the bout.
And ten months on from his cancelled showdown with Charlo , ‘The Soul Taker’ remains undeterred and fully determined to land an undisputed title contest against the American, he told ESPN.
“In his delusional head, he’ll probably think he’s going to beat me. Come get it. For sure, [Charlo will fight me], he fought Canelo, the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He is the best 154 [pound fighter], but let’s prove who is really the king of the division.”
Whilst Charlo remains the number one priority for Tszyu, the 28-year-old has explained that he will not wait around for a fight with his rival.
The fan-favourite from Sydney is determined to secure more titles in the super-welterweight division, whether that be through Charlo or for vacant belts should he be stripped.