Tim Tszyu vs Tony Harrison combat off, updates, date, subsequent opponent, WBO title shot

Tim Tszyu is weighing up the choices for his subsequent combat after American Tony Harrison pulled out of their bout on the final minute for causes unknown.

Harrison was sluggish to verify he would face Tszyu, prompting the Australian’s group to present the previous world champion 24 hours to signal on the dotted line earlier this week.

Fox Sports activities’ Ben Damon stories that that interval has now lapsed, and Harrison has opted to stroll away.

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He stated that the combat was considered a carried out deal and that Harrison had truly acquired the combat contract earlier than he baulked on the final hurdle.

“It’s not precisely clear on why that has occurred,” Damon informed Fox Sports activities Information on Friday.

“There’s a little bit of hypothesis that possibly he’s had a great have a look at Tim Tszyu and realised it was possibly a little bit of a tougher combat than he thought.

“He’s determined there may be a greater route for him again in the direction of a title by staying in the US.”

Damon added: “He’s a former world champion, you wouldn’t assume he’d be frightened of dealing with somebody like Tszyu however having checked out him possibly he’s simply determined there’s a greater possibility simply staying in America, ready for a possibility to return up there.”

Damon stated cash isn’t believed to be a difficulty as Harrison was supplied a “very important” determine to combat.

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After information of the 24-hour deadline broke, Harrison took to Twitter to submit an emoji of the center finger, adopted by a peace signal. He later formally pulled out.

Earlier, George Rose from No Restrict stated: “We thought we had a deal! We’ve made a really important supply for a former world champion in Tony Harrison to combat the person who’s now necessary for the world title, Tim Tszyu.

“We anticipated to see a signed contract this week however now Harrison is making very totally different noises. If he doesn’t need the combat and he received’t journey then that’s unlucky however we perceive.”


Tszyu had hoped to make use of the combat as a step-up to point out he’s prepared for the world title shot he may obtain in 2022, however his camp now begins the seek for one other opponent.

Tszyu has been mandated to combat for the WBO tremendous welterweight world title, at present held by Argentine Brian Castaño.

Damon stated that Tszyu may keep inactive and wait till subsequent 12 months and take the title combat, however he needs to maintain busy and is prepared to danger all of it with a loss.

As such, his promoters No Restrict will organise a combat in Australia for November.

Sebastian Fundora is one identify being floated round. At 6 foot 6 inches he’s the tallest tremendous welterweight on this planet and is a identified amount in Australian boxing circles having fought Aussie Daniel Lewis final 12 months.

No.2 on this planet, Sergio Garcia, is an alternative choice, whereas Damon stated former Olympian Terrell Gausha has emerged as a robust contender.

Gausha is ranked No.6 within the WBA and represented the US on the 2012 Olympics.

Talking of Gausha, Damon stated: “A extremely robust combat for Tszyu however he’s somebody he seems to be occupied with combating.

“There’s been little bit of speak that possibly he may discover his manner over to Australia as properly.

“He could be a very, actually robust check for Tim Tszyu as he heads in the direction of a possible world title combat subsequent 12 months.”

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