IBF #12 Tszyu targets Hogan and Brook

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #12 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (14-0, 10 KOs) who is the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu, has targeted fellow Australian WBO #3 Dennis Hogan and former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook after winning a one-sided ten round decision over IBF #9 Dwight Ritchie at Star City Casino in Sydney last week.

Photo: Team Tszyu

“I think I’m ready for that next step, the next level,” Tszyu told The Herald and Age. “I only want people who are in front of me in the rankings. I’m trying to climb the mountain and everything is up from here. (Kell Brook) would be a great fight. He fought ‘Triple G’ so he is a real possibility. (Dennis Hogan) is rated in my division and he just fought for the world title. I’m ready for that level and I just need these guys to accept these fights!”

Tszyu also stated, “I’ve definitely proven myself in the last six to 12 months, I’ve made a name for myself. All of Australia is buzzing…people actual believe now ‘he’s not just the son, he’s the real deal.’ It’s finally come to this stage and I’ve proven to everyone I am the best in Australia.”

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  • Good luck with getting the Brook fight. He doesn’t seem to want to fight at all these days

  • What has happened to Brook? Both of his loses were to P4P guys and no one has given Spence such a tough fight. Methinks Brook at 70% is too much for Tszyu.

    • I liked Brook but I get the feeling that he’s fallen out of love with boxing. He was unimpressive last time out and was offered a shot on the last AJ/Ruiz bill but declined saying he couldn’t get up for a routine fight.
      IMO if you can’t get up for an appearance on the undercard of one of the biggest drawing fighters out there you shouldn’t still be in the sport

  • Hogan isn’t a puncher, but people say he beat Munguia in Mexico, but got robbed. Jeff Horn acts like 154 isn’t his division. I don’t see how 160 is his division by having a contract weight with Mundine at 156.something, just to drain Mundine, who was 43 and used to fight at 168 and 175. Mundine needed to be retired though. But hey, maybe Tszyu is game to fight Mundine spot on at 160 lbs (something Horn wasn’t up to doing). If Tszyu did that, Horn would have to stop calling Tim Tszyu a boy, and start calling him someone that manned up a little bit more than he did vs Mundine. But Mundine should be retired, 44 is way too old for boxing. Guess it depends what John Wayne Parr does with Mundine in November.

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