Summary: Tim Tszyu, the unbeaten WBO world super welterweight champion, is eyeing his next opponents in the quest for a super fight. Jermell Charlo, Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr, and Saúl Canelo Álvarez are among the top fighters on Tszyu’s hit list. Tszyu is determined to prove himself on the world stage and hopes to secure a lucrative Las Vegas pay-per-view bout. While there are challenges and doubts surrounding some potential matchups, Tszyu remains focused and determined to continue his rise in the boxing world.
Tim Tszyu, the WBO world super welterweight champion, secured another victory against Brian Mendoza on Sunday, adding another accomplished fighter to his list of defeated opponents. Now, Tszyu’s attention has turned to his next big challenge and his desire to fight on the super fight level. Jermell Charlo, the unified super welterweight champion, tops Tszyu’s hit list, as Tszyu has been pursuing a fight with him for over a year. However, Charlo has chosen to pursue other opportunities, including a fight with Saúl Canelo Álvarez.
Terence Crawford, the undisputed welterweight champion, is another big name on Tszyu’s radar. Crawford, who holds an impeccable 40-0 record, is regarded as one of boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighters and has the WBO title. Although former welterweight champion Shawn Porter believes Tszyu needs to improve his defense and footwork to be competitive against Crawford, Tszyu is still eager for the matchup.
Errol Spence Jr, a former unified welterweight champion, is also a potential opponent for Tszyu. Although Spence has shown interest in moving up to super welterweight, there are uncertainties surrounding this matchup, as Spence is focused on a rematch with Crawford. Lastly, Saúl Canelo Álvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion, presents an intriguing challenge for Tszyu. Despite doubts regarding the feasibility of this matchup, Tszyu remains open to the possibility.
While Tszyu aims for Las Vegas and the allure of a super fight, the options for opponents may be limited. In the super welterweight division, there are few undefeated fighters who have the drawing power to fill a large arena. Moving up to middleweight, a bout between Tszyu and Chris Eubank Jr, the son of renowned boxer Chris Eubank Sr, could be a box office event in Britain. Another potential middleweight opponent is Michael Zerafa, who is highly ranked but may not be favored by the Tszyu camp.
Additionally, Tszyu is intrigued by the prospect of fighting in Las Vegas during the NRL’s ‘Australia Week’ event. With a double-header rugby league showcase planned, Tszyu hopes to capitalize on the Australian presence and make his mark on the Vegas stage. The pursuit of greatness continues for Tszyu as he aims to solidify his position among the world’s best boxers.
Tags: Tim Tszyu, Jermell Charlo, Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr, Saúl Canelo Álvarez, super fight, boxing, Las Vegas, middleweight, super welterweight