Tszyu lashes 'thugs', locks in top-rated opponent

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Tim Tszyu (19-0) volition proceed his way towards a satellite rubric combat erstwhile helium takes connected Japanese boxer Takeshi Inoue (17-1-1) connected Wednesday, November 17.

The combat volition beryllium held successful Australia, with the venue acceptable to beryllium announced by promoters No Limit Boxing adjacent week.

Fresh disconnected being named the mandatory challenger for Brian Castano's WBO satellite rubric belt, the Australian's squad surveyed 8 countries to find an opponent and yet landed the Japan combatant who is ranked No.7 successful the satellite by the WBO, with his lone decision coming by determination successful a satellite rubric combat with then-champion Jamie Munguia successful 2019.

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The 31-year-old Inoue goes into the lawsuit connected a 4 combat winning streak and could onslaught a satellite rubric changeable himself if helium tin get a triumph implicit Tszyu.

"He's going to beryllium the hardest trial of my career," Tszyu told Wide World of Sports.

Tim Tszyu finishes Stevie Spark with a brutal assemblage changeable during their combat successful Newcastle. (Getty)

"We wanted a world-rated hostile connected the planetary level that was the champion accidental available. He's going to beryllium a pugnacious challenger.

"If I privation to vie connected a satellite level, I've got to dispose of this guy."

The announcement ends months of negotiations for Tszyu's promoters, who've been moving overtime to unafraid an hostile earlier the extremity of the year, successful a bid to support the undefeated prima active. The Australian had been linked to respective fighters, the astir caller being erstwhile champion, Tony Harrison.

Takeshi Inoue fought for the WBO Junior Middleweight rubric successful 2019. (Getty)

The combat was thought to beryllium a done deal, nevertheless the American, who bushed existent WBC champion Jermell Charlo earlier losing the loop successful a instrumentality bout successful 2019, was reportedly dilatory to respond during negotiations, starring the Australian's squad to enforce a 24 hr deadline for Harrison to motion the contract.

Once it passed, the US combatant took to Twitter to station an emoji of the mediate finger, followed by a bid sign. He aboriginal officially pulled out.

Tszyu said Harrison's squad were "unprofessional", forcing him to look elsewhere.

Tony Harrison (R) during his gully against Bryant Perrella. (Getty)

"His squad were playing each these games," Tszyu added. "They deliberation they're this they deliberation they're that. They couldn't adjacent supply a passport photograph fto unsocial motion a papers and perpetrate to a boxing combat successful Australia.

"As a squad they were a clump of unprofessionals. Boxing is afloat of that. There's plentifulness of thugs and they don't cognize however to get deals sorted.

"Unfortunately you've got teams that don't cognize what they're doing. That's a premier example."

The Sydney-based Tszyu said Inoue has a bully squad of "proper businessmen" astir him and quarantine was ne'er a sticking constituent for the Japan fighter, oregon immoderate different combatant during negotiations.

Tszyu admitted helium had lone watched "some" of Inoue's combat against Munguia, likening his benignant to Jeff Horn but much truthful existent WBO champion Castano.

Inoue went 12 rounds with past champion Jaime Munguia. (Getty)

"His benignant is simply a akin to Horn but he's a small spot much dangerous. He's got a akin benignant to Castano, it volition beryllium cleanable preparation. He comes forward, they're some hooky benignant of fighters. The Japanese fighters are ever pugnacious and beardown and they ever travel to fight."

As for his mandatory changeable astatine Castano's belt, which has been earmarked for aboriginal 2022 if helium gets past Inoue, Tszyu changeable down claims he's unwilling to question to the United States.

Castano precocious rejected speech of travelling to Australia, saying Las Vegas is wherever helium fights. Tszyu declared, that's good by him.

"I'm 100 percent acceptable to spell now. I've got my vaccinations ready. My passport acceptable everything. I'm consenting to spell there. I'm acceptable for America."

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