Australian star Tim Tszyu will put his perfect 21-0 record — and all his unified world title dreams — on the line when he hosts dangerous former world champion Tony Harrison (29-3-1) in Sydney on Sunday.
Detroit native Harrison is the only man ever to beat ‘undisputed’ champ Jermell Charlo — the fighter Tszyu was supposed to meet in January before injury struck the veteran.
The winner of Tszyu v Harrison will therefore fight Charlo for all the belts with the title of interim WBO super welterweight champion at stake in Sunday’s fight.
Watch undefeated Aussie superstar Tim Tszyu return to the ring for his biggest fight yet versus USA’s former world champion Tony Harrison for an Interim WBO Super Welterweight title LIVE Sunday, March 12.
HOW TO WATCH
The event will be broadcast in Australia live and exclusively on Main Event via Foxtel and Kayo from 12pm AEDT Sunday. You can order the fight on Foxtel (at mainevent.com.au) or Kayo and no subscription is required for the latter.
The prelims will be aired live and exclusively on Fox Sports and Kayo from 10 am AEDT.
You can also watch the fight at any of the venues around the country showing Main Event or attend the event at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena (tickets available here).
WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND WHEN WILL THE MAIN EVENT HAPPEN?
The five-fight main card (below) begins at midday AEDT, with prelims from 10 am. How those fights play out will determine when Tszyu and Harrison take the ring but it’s expected to be around 3 pm AEDT.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Hometown/nationality: Sydney, Australia
Hometown/nationality: Detroit, Michigan, USA
ODDS (via TAB)
Tim Tszyu $1.35, Tony Harrison $3.25
Main card (from midday AEDT)
Tim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison — 12 rounds, super welterweight – interim WBO super welterweight title
Paulo Aokuso vs. Yunieski Gonzalez — 10 rounds, light heavyweight – vacant IBO Intercontinental light heavyweight title
Sam Goodman vs. TJ Doheny — 10 rounds, super bantamweight – WBO ‘Oriental’ super bantamweight title
Issac Hardman vs. Rohan Murdock — 10 rounds, super middleweight – vacant IBF Australasian super middleweight title
Nikita Tszyu vs. Bo Belbin — 6 rounds, super welterweight
PRELIMS (from 10am)
Koen Mazoudier vs. Ben Mahoney — 10 rounds, super welterweight – WBA Oceania super welterweight title
Shanell Dargan vs. Courtney Martin — 4 rounds, featherweight
Imam Khataev vs. Gi Sung Gwak — 8 rounds, light heavyweight