Today’s boxing takes us to Australia, where a strong main event sees Tim Tszyu seeking to step out of his father’s shadow by taking on Tony Harrison for an interim title belt at 154lbs.
Tszyu (21-0-0, 15 KOs), son of local legend Kostya, has reached the stage of his career where he really needs to prove he belongs at world level. A win here will do that. Harrison (29-3-1, 21KOs) isn’t just a gatekeeper though- victory would give him a third crack at unified divisional champion Jermell Charlo, with whom he’s 1-1, so he’s got a lot to fight for himself.
The fight will be available in the US on Showtime. They’ll only show the main event, with coverage starting at 10:45PM ET. That’s the expected time for the ringwalks, but if the undercard runs long, Showtime will probably resort to filler, so keep an eye out here for where we stand.
For Australian viewers, it’s a $59.95 KayoTV PPV, with the main card starting at 12PM on Sunday, AEDT and the main event scheduled for 2:45PM.
update: apologies for the lack of highlights of the undercard here guys. The undercard not being on Showtime appears to have done a number on those being available. There appears to be some anger over the Murdock-Hardman and particularly the Mazoudier-Mahoney decision
anyway, the Showtime card is live, but the co-main appears to still be going on, so we’ve got a little wait before main event ringwalks
Interim WBO super-welterweight title: Tim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison
Light-heavyweight: Paulo Aokuso vs. Yunieski Gonzales
Super-bantamweight: Sam Goodman UD TJ Doheny 97-92, 98-92, 100-89
Super-Middleweight: Rohan Murdock SD Issac Hardman 97-92, 97-92, 93-96
Super-welterweight: Nikita Tszyu TKO4 Bo Belbin
Super-welterweight: Koen Mazoudier Draw Ben Mahoney 97-94, 93-97, 95-95
Featherweight: Shanell Dargan UD Courtney Martin 40-36, 39-37, 40-36
Light-heavyweight: Iman Khataev TKO-2 Gi Sung Gwak