Super-welterweight title hopeful, Tim Tszyu, has made his pick ahead of Jermell Charlo’s upcoming title challenge against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in the first male all-undisputed fight in the history of the four-belt era.
Tszyu was scheduled to fight Charlo for the 33-year-old’s undisputed super-welterweight crown back in January, but the bout was postponed after the American broke his hand in training.
The pair were expected to meet later this year before Charlo announced that he would instead move up two weight-classes to take on undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo.
With the Charlo-Tszyu rivalry fizzles without a conclusion, the Aussie confidently predicted that his rival would struggle against Alvarez via Jai McAllister Boxing, and admitted that he still wishes to make their own fight happen, even if it is not for the super-welterweight titles.
“I think he [Charlo] gets his a*** whooped.”
“Charlo is going to lose. He was going to lose his next fight, no matter what, it was either against me or Canelo. So what does he do? He decides to take the one with the bigger pay-day.”
“Hopefully he doesn’t retire after and I can still fight him, even if he goes up to 160[lbs]. That’s the plan. Me and the whole of Australia wants to whoop his a***.”
Instead, Tszyu revealed that he expects to be made the WBO 154lb champion when Charlo is stripped, which he assumes will be almost instantaneous once the champion steps into the ring against Canelo.
‘The Soul Taker’ has been linked to a fight with Josh Kelly after the Brit defeated Gabriel Corzo this month, in what could turn out to be Tszyu’s first defence of the WBO crown in a homecoming showdown in Australia.