Tszyu risking world title fight against Inoue

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

A world title opportunity for WBO #1 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) could happen more sooner than later as long as Tszyu doesn’t stumble against WBO #7 Takeshi Inoue (17-1-1, 10 KOs) Wednesday night on PPV at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

“It’s a very real chance that our next outing will be against Brian Castano for that world title,” Tszyu’s manager Glen Jennings told Wide World of Sports. “It’s just a matter of timing to see whether or not the mandate gets enforced and we will roll on with that.”

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  • This will be a good test for Tszyu and if he wins he gets the big fights and title shots.

  • If he can’t beat Inoue he shouldn’t be in there with Castano. It will be interesting to see if they get Castano to come to Australia or if Tszyu will go on the road.

  • I believe team Tszyu will go for Liam Smith first. If not him then they dont have much choice but to go for the champ (Castano) at this point. After Inoue, there are no more soft touches at Super Welter. Everyone else is high risk low reward.

  • Tszyu has been impressive in his last few fights, but Castano is a lot better than people think. He’s relentless and tough as Jermell Charlo found out. Tim needs to get by Inoue and fight a few more fights against tough competition before he can be ready for Castano or one of the Charlos. I look forward to seeing him fight tomorrow.

  • Before Tszyu faces Castaño for thr title the Charlo draw fiasco needs to besolved. Castaño should unified champion but Charlo went into hidding. He is still in shock that someone actually beat him.

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