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Tim Tszyu ready to make explosive US debut

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WBO number one ranked contender Tim Tszyu 20-0 (15) is champing at the bit ahead of his first fight in the United States against 2012 US Olympian Terrell Gausha 22-2-1 (11) at The Amory in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 26.

The 27-year-old Australian has cleaned out his own backyard and is patiently waiting for a world title shot against WBO champion Brian Castano 17-0-2 (12) who is scheduled to face WBC, WBA and IBF champion Jermell Charlo 34-1-1 (18) in a rematch in Los Angeles on May 14 following their disputed draw last July.

“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 Tszyu, the son of the Hall of Fame fighter Kostya Tszyu.

“To become a legend, you must come to America at some point in your career and leave a mark on the sport. 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, 34, dropped a unanimous decision to then-WBA 154-pound champion Erislandy Lara in October 2017 and went down on points to world-rated Erickson Lubin in September 2020. In his previous outing in March last year, Gausha stopped once-beaten Jamontay Clark in two rounds.

“I respect my opponent, he has a world-class amateur pedigree and has fought at the championship level,” continued Tszyu, who is fighting on Showtime, the same network his famous father fought on for much of his career.

“I feel that facing someone like Gausha, who is coming off a big win in his last outing, makes for a great fight. This will be my Showtime debut and I am looking to not just be the best, but also the face of the network.

“My goal is to follow in the footsteps of my father, and one day be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.”

Tszyu holds victories over former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (TKO 8) and world-rated contenders Dennis Hogan (TKO 5) and Takeshi Inoue (UD 12).

“We are ready to take the next step in Tim’s career as we have had amazing success back home, but we want to show the whole world what he is capable of, and what better place than America for that?” said Tszyu’s trainer Igor Goloubev.

“I know that he has the ability of a Hall of Fame fighter, now we must prove it. 2022 will be a great year for us and we look forward to the journey fighting here in the U.S.”

“We have big plans for Tim Tszyu to really make a name for himself here in the United States,” said George Rose, CEO of No Limit Boxing, who promotes Tszyu.

“A great performance on Showtime will be the start of something special for our fighter, who we believe will be the next superstar in boxing.”