Tim Tszyu will face Brian Mendoza on October 15 in what might wind up being a highly anticipated super-welterweight world title unification fight later this year.
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The American declared last month that he would be going up two weight classes to face Mexican superstar Canelo lvarez, and the Australian was once more connected to a battle with Jermell Charlo.
Tszyu vs Mendoza Fight Preview
On Sunday, October 15, Tim Tszyu will defend his WBO super welterweight title in Australia, according to No Limit Boxing.
Since the WBO promoted Tszyu (23-0, 17 KO) from interim to full world champion, a world title unification fight between the two is likely if the WBC follows suit with Mendoza (22-2, 16 KO).
the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia, in a Premier Boxing Champions event, undefeated Australian superstar Tim Tszyu will return to the ring to defend his Interim WBO 154-pound title against Brian Mendoza.
Tim Tszyu vs. Carlos Ocampo on the Showtime Boxing / Main Event PPV show at the Broadbeach’s Gold Coast Convention Centre in Australia is what Big Fight Weekend is prepared for and anticipating. The contest is for Tszyu’s interim WBO super welterweight championship. The Sydney-born fighter entered this bout fresh off a spectacular TKO victory against Tony Harrison in the ninth round.
Tim Tszyu vs. Brian Mendoza: Where Are They?
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Venue: Gold Coast Convention Center, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
Ringwalks: Main event ringwalks expected from 4am UK time
Rounds scheduled: 12 three-minute championship rounds at super-welterweight (154lbs)
Titles: Tszyu’s WBO Interim title is on the line
Undercard Highlights: Sam Goodman vs Ra’eese Aleem
What is the time difference in Australia?
Due to the international significance of the fight, the card is set to get underway late on Sunday morning in Sydney.
With Sydney 16 hours ahead of U.S. ET, that allows for a primetime Saturday night broadcast in America when the main event kicks off in the afternoon.
Here is a guide to help you when it comes to the main card and main event start times for Tszyu vs. Harrison.
|Country||First fight | Main card | Main event times|
|Australia||10 a.m. AEDT | 12 p.m. AEDT | 3 p.m. AEDT|
|United States||6 p.m.* ET | 8 p.m.* ET | 11 p.m.* ET|
|United Kingdom||11 p.m.* GMT | 1 a.m. GMT | 4 a.m. GMT|
What time is Tszyu vs Mendoza?
The event is due to begin at 8pm local time which is 11am AEDT.
A three-fight card has been put together featuring two ten-round bouts ahead of the 12-round main event.
Depending on how long the earlier fights last, Aussie fans can expect Tszyu and Charlo to step into the ring around 2pm AEDT (subject to change)
How to watch Tszyu vs Mendoza in Australia?
The much-hyped US debut of the Aussie will unsurprisingly be aired live on pay-per-view in Australia. Fans will be charged $59.95 to purchase the event through Main Event.
Foxtel’s Main Event will broadcast the fight, kicking off coverage at 11am on January 27.
Aussie fans without Foxtel can still purchase the fight through streaming service Kayo.
Where is Tszyu vs Mendoza?
Not in Los Angeles as originally planned, Tszyu will be making his US debut in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The fight will take place at The Armory – an historic 8,400 person capacity venue in the downtown Minneapolis.
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Tszyu vs Mendoza full card
- Tim Tszyu vs. Carlos Ocampo; Light middleweight
- Sam Goodman vs. Ra’eese Aleem; Super bantamweight
- Justin Frost vs. Hassan Hamdan; Super lightweight
- Hasely Hepi vs. Troy Pilcher; Heavyweight
- Vegas Larfield vs. Jhunrille Castino; Super bantamweight
- Rocky Ogeden vs. Mark Schleibs; Catchweight (126lbs)
- Liam Talivaa vs. Isaac Liki; Heavyweight
Tim Tszyu (Australian boxer)
Who will win?
OfCourse we’ll have to wait to find out that one.
Expect Harrison to go in as a warm Favorite, having taken out a host of the division’s best.
The only blemishes on his record a loss to Tony Harrison and a draw with Brian Castano were both avenged with knockout victories in the rematches.
Charlo is a devastating puncher and showed brilliant timing and ring IQ to defeat Castano in May.