Tim Tszyu vs Michael Zerafa, watch, location, updates

Tim Tszyu has rushed to Newcastle with Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak throwing his preparations for a July 7 showdown with Michael Zerafa into chaos.

Tszyu was packing his luggage for Queensland, earlier than plans modified, with the 26-year-old as an alternative selecting to play it protected and keep away from any border-jumping.

“Given what occurred at the moment, they determined it was too dangerous [to go to Queensland],” No Restrict Boxing CEO George Rose informed foxsports.com.au.

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Tszyu was at all times scheduled to move to Queensland for a remaining week of sparring within the lead-up to his tremendous welterweight combat with Zerafa, however in keeping with Rose, was accelerating these plans after QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced the border would shut to components of Higher Sydney.

With border closures presenting an uncontrollable variable, although, the Tszyu camp determined to skip that preparation in a bid to make sure the combat can go forward and not using a hitch.

“I modified the plan from QLD to Newcastle to take away any stress or distraction,” Tszyu’s supervisor Glen Jennings informed foxsports.com.au.

In keeping with Rose, Zerafa will fly direct from Melbourne to Newcastle.

Tszyu trains out of Rockdale in Sydney, however will spend the following two weeks in Newcastle, with Jennings confirming plans are already underway to seek out sparring companions.

“He was just about packing his stuff to move to the airport after which the choice was made,” Rose mentioned.

“So, he ended up packing up the automobile and flooring it out of Sydney.”

Jennings confirmed that the entire staff made it to Newcastle, together with Tim’s grandfather, Boris, and uncle and coach, Igor.

Tszyu was compelled to journey to Queensland greater than a month earlier than his combat with Jeff Horn final yr on account of COVID-19.

“We’re at all times prepared to maneuver,” Jennings mentioned.

“We’re used to it now.”

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