WBO junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu will face former unified welterweight champion Keith ”One Time’ Thurman on March thirtieth on Amazon Prime Video PPV in Las Vegas.
Mike Coppinger has confirmed the small print of the 35-year-old Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs), who can be coming off a two-year layoff to struggle for the primary time at 154 towards the unbeaten Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs).
It’s lots to ask of ‘One Time’ Thurman to maneuver as much as 154 at his age and are available off an extended 25-month layoff since his final struggle towards Mario Barrios in February 2022, however the cash is likely to be good. If the concept is to make noise to create curiosity in PBC’s new cope with Amazon Prime, that is the best way.
Tszyu: The Undefeated Aussie on the Rise
The 29-year-old Australian native Tszyu can be making his second protection of his WBO title. He had a giant yr in 2023, defeating Tony Harrison and Brian Mendoza.
Tim had needed to struggle Jermell Charlo, however the former undisputed 154-lb champion moved as much as 168 as an alternative and took on Canelo Alvarez in a shedding effort.
Tszyu’s strain and energy punching method will make it troublesome for Thurman if he runs out of gasoline throughout the later rounds. Thurman has the quicker arms and is the higher boxer of the 2.
Thurman: The Returning King?
In Thurman’s final struggle towards Mario Barrios, he confirmed that he nonetheless has his mobility and fought effectively, successful a large twelve-round unanimous choice towards the previous WBA 140-lb champion.
Thurman has fought solely 4 instances since 2017, and he’s wasted lots of the potential that he as soon as had. He was briefly considered because the #1 welterweight on the planet again in 2017, however the accidents, weight achieve, and having fun with household life have stored him out of the ring.
It’s questionable what Thurman has obtained left after his final dry spell. If he fights the best way he did towards Barrios, he’s obtained an opportunity of beating Tszyu if he can deal with his ferocious punching energy.