By Matt Lieberman: Tim Tszyu has made the official necessary challenger by the World Boxing Group for WBO junior middleweight champion Brian Castano.
The transfer by the WBO places #1 challenger Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) ready the place he may quickly be dealing with Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs) or probably Jermell Charlo.
If the WBO orders the Castano vs. Tszyu combat, we’ll be seeing them battle it out until there’s an exception given to Brian to permit him to rematch IBF/WBA/WBC 154-lb champion Charlo in a rematch.
Castano fought Charlo final month on July seventeenth in a combat that was scored a controversial 12 spherical cut up attract San Antonio, Texas.
Not surprisingly, many boxing followers had been stomping mad on the outcomes of that combat, as they’d Castano successful a decisive resolution. What the followers didn’t understand is how troublesome it’s to defeat a fighter like Charlo when he’s combating in his house state of Texas.
It’s an enormous step up for the 26-year-old Tszyu, and it’s unclear whether or not he’s prepared for such a elite-level fighter like Castano.
With Tszyu’s energy, he’ll actually be harmful for Castano, however the Argentinian fighter has fought many fighters with related energy and he’s by no means had an issue.
Furthermore, the distinction between the deep beginner background that Castano had in comparison with Tszyu, who has been studying on the job as a professional, is super.
One factor that Tszyu has going for him is that Castano is coming off a grueling combat with Charlo final July, and that may have taken one thing out of him.
If Tszyu fights Castano now, he’ll have an opportunity of successful, however it could nonetheless need to be considered as a longshot.
It may be higher for Tszyu to attend till Castano and Charlo combat a rematch earlier than he challenges for the WBO belt. These two will doubtless combat one other warfare, and Tszyu can wait on the sidelines and combat the final man standing.
Tim Tszyu’s latest wins:
- Steve Sparks – TKO 3
- Dennis Hogan – TKO 5
- Bowyn Morgan – TKO 1
- Jeff Horn – TKO 8
- Jack Brubaker – TKO 4
Tszyu is the son of former mild welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, who was the most effective fighters in boxing from 1998 to 2005. Like his dad, Tim Tszyu has heavy fingers and might actually punch.
The distinction between the 2 is the scale. Kostya was lots smaller than Tim, and he fought within the 140-lb weight class.
“Tim Tszyu has been formally named WBO Tremendous Welterweight Obligatory Challenger (WBO Tremendous Welterweight World Champion is Brian Castaño),” stated @julianisjulius.