TIM Tszyu wants to be the busiest boxer in Australia.
The undefeated prospect has revealed a list of names being targeted as future opponents as he looks to accelerate his progression to the sport’s biggest stages.
The 23-year-old Tszyu turned professional just over 500 days ago but has already fought eight times at eight venues. His next challenge is the Indonesian veteran Larry Siwu (27-10-0, 23 KOs) in the latest installment of the Johnny Lewis’ Boxing Series at The Star in Sydney on Thursday night.
As Tszyu (8-0-0, 6 KOs) admits, he wants to remain as active as possible.
“I don’t want to sit around waiting, I want to stay busy and keep developing and improving,” he said. “My management has a roadmap for me both in Australia and internationally for the rest of 2018 and beyond,”
“I enjoy the challenge of facing boxers with different styles and from different countries.”
“The Indonesians are always tough – and Siwu is the number one light middleweight in Indonesia – he is very experienced so I’m expecting a hard ten rounds.”
After publicly voicing his desire to face Anthony Mundine, Tszyu has now detailed his plans for other potential domestic bouts, as well as plans to establish himself overseas with a wish-list of international opponents.
“I’m not looking past Larry Siwu, he’s going to be tough.” he added.
“But you have to have plans and I’m looking at the likes of Australian champion Samuel Colomban next and Commonwealth champion Michael Zerafa, if he gets through his next fight with Wade Ryan,”
“Then I’ve always said I’d like to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr,” continued Tszyu.
“There’s obviously history there through my dad. Or another good marketable name could be Shane Mosley Jr and I think Austin Trout would be a good opponent too,”
“A win against any of those guys would get me noticed.”
“I look at the way Anthony Joshua’s career has gone. He won a world title in two-and-a-half years. I want to have five or six fights again this year, even more next year and reach for those major fights.”
Words: Press Release
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