TIM Tszyu completed a remarkable transition from prospect to bonafide contender at Bankwest Stadium.
The unbeaten star fulfilled his promise to eliminate Bowyn Morgan in style, erasing the hard-nosed Kiwi in just 114 seconds.
As the country watched on, we’ve compiled a slew of reactions across social media to recap an eventful night in Parramatta.
— ⚫️⚪️ Jake Bozinovski ⚫️⚪️ (@IncrediblyBozza) December 16, 2020
Tim Tszyu is really going to turn me- the most casual of casuals- into a full-blown boxing fan, isn't he.
Lovely stuff. #TszyuMorgan
— Braden (@Bradenjbrady) December 16, 2020
Slow this down frame by frame. What Tim Tszyu did with the off speed, intentionally off target left to open up his opponents guard with the fast pitch right was superb #TszyuMorgan https://t.co/3CUjKC3oJw
— NRL CONSPIRACIES 🤔👀🏉 (@NrlConspiracies) December 16, 2020
Tim Tszyu has just done this…
— Jonny (@jonnyescott) December 16, 2020
— Corbin Middlemas (@CorbinMiddlemas) December 17, 2020
A devastating round one knock out has given @Tim_Tszyu a chance to emulate his famous boxing hall of fame father Kostya. Tim could get a crack at a world title fight as early as April next year and it might be held here in Sydney. https://t.co/OF81oZFF1j #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/tfQFXGbm52
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) December 17, 2020
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) December 17, 2020
Sporting News was at @BankwestStadium for the action of the Sydney Superfight.
— Sporting News Australia (@sportingnewsau) December 17, 2020
“@Tim_Tszyu is following in his father’s footsteps, well and truly.”
— SEN 1116 (@1116sen) December 17, 2020
.@Tim_Tszyu is going to be a world champion next year. That was… I dunno, pick a word. Fu$&ing brilliant
— cody kaye (@Cody_KayeFOX) December 16, 2020
It's been another stand-out year for @Tim_Tszyu.
◆ Two stadium main events
◆ Two pay-per-view headliners
◆ Two world rated opponents
◆ Two knockout wins
◆ Combined record: 41-2-1
— Aus-Boxing.com (@ausboxing) December 17, 2020
Australia's Tim Tszyu has targeted a world title shot on home soil after retaining his WBO Global and IBF Australasian super-welterweight belts with a first-round knockout of Bowyn Morgan in front of 11,820 fans at Western Sydney Stadium. https://t.co/2MpYeSLeyv
— Reuters Sports (@ReutersSports) December 17, 2020
“My journey hasn’t even started"
Fresh off a dominant opening round knockout, Tim Tszyu insists he doesn’t need another preparation fight, declaring he is ready to “take on the big boys” in a bid to win a WBO super welterweight world title. 🥊https://t.co/AvvS8K7xyt
— Matt Logue (@mattlogue7) December 17, 2020
Tim Tszyu showed he is ready to take on the world’s best with a ruthless first-round stoppage against Bowyn Morgan at Bankwest Stadium. https://t.co/ZDbz2bC7cs
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) December 16, 2020
Tim Tszyu stood with a pair of title belts draped over his arms, his face bereft of bruises and instead bearing a humble smile. Occasionally splitting the cheers and laughter was Kostya's voice coming from Russia | #TszyuMorgan https://t.co/4APoE5i08Q
— Caden Helmers (@cadenhelmers) December 16, 2020
— Bible of Boxing (@ringmagazine) December 16, 2020
Destroyed him in 1st round @Tim_Tszyu ya world class and deserve a world title shot in New Year
— Steve (@robbosa77) December 16, 2020
What a view tonight to witness absolute masterclass.
— Megan Trinh (@mtrinhtse) December 16, 2020
— Tim Ashworth (@Tim_Ashworth) December 16, 2020
OH. MY. GOD.
TIM TSZYU JUST SENT BOWYN MORGAN BACK TO NEW ZEALAND. #TszyuMorgan
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) December 16, 2020
🥊 WORLD TITLE NEXT! 🥊
— Bankwest Stadium (@BankwestStadium) December 16, 2020
— Brendan Bradford (@1bbradfo) December 16, 2020
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