Jermell Charlo is prepared for his first protection as undisputed tremendous welterweight champion. Charlo is ready to face Tim Tszyu on Jan. 28, in Las Vegas, Nevada, organising the primary large combat introduced for 2023. The bout will air dwell on Showtime.
Tszyu (21-0, 15 KO) is the son of former undisputed junior welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu and has constructed a powerful following in his native Australia. After rattling off 20 wins to start out his profession, Tszyu made a step up in competitors in his most up-to-date outing, going through Terrell Gausha in March.
That combat practically turned out to be a catastrophe for Tszyu when Gausha scored a knockdown within the opening spherical. Tszyu was capable of get better and use his aggression and trademark physique punching to work his option to a unanimous determination victory by scores of 114-113, 116-111 and 115-112.
Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KO) cruised by the early a part of his profession as he and twin brother Jermall each grew to become world champions by 2016, when Jermell defeated John Jackson to win the WBC tremendous welterweight title. Four fights later, Charlo dropped that title when he misplaced a controversial unanimous determination to Tony Harrison however got here again in December 2019 to attain an eleventh spherical TKO of Harrison and regain the belt.
“I’m excited to be again within the ring to defend my undisputed crown,” Charlo stated in a press launch. “I’m grateful for every part I’ve achieved, however the battle is not over. Tim Tszyu is a younger, hungry, aggressive fighter however I’m a pound-for-pound nice. I reign because the undisputed champion and if anybody desires a shot on the crown, they gotta see me. I’m not going anyplace. I would like all my followers to tune in as a result of as soon as once more, it is Lions Only time and I plan to gentle up Las Vegas and present the world that I’m probably the most harmful fighter within the sport, no matter division.”
A knockout of Jeison Rosario added the WBA and IBF titles to Charlo’s assortment earlier than he met Brian Castano in a showdown for undisputed standing. Their July 2021 conflict produced top-of-the-line fights of the yr earlier than ending in a break up draw and the rematch this previous May was even higher, ending when Charlo knocked out Castano in Round 10.