Top super welterweight contender and rising star Tim Tszyu will make his long-awaited U.S. debut when he takes on U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in a 12-round showdown that headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, March 26 from The Armory in Minneapolis in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
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WBO mandatory super welterweight challenger Tim Tszyu will headline a March 26th Showtime tripleheader against Terrell Gausha at The Armory in Minneapolis.
Tszyu’s (20-0, 15 KO) fight with Gausha (22-2-1, 11 KO) will proceed as planned, as will Michel Rivera’s (22-0, 14 KO) catchweight battle with the freefalling Joseph Adorno (14-0-2, 12 KO). One adjustment from the original lineup has been made, however; Yoelvis Gomez was forced out of his planned bout with Jorge Cota, so Elvis Rodriguez (12-1-1, 11 KO) will open the show against Juan Jose Velasco (23-2, 14 KO). Rodriguez bounced back from an upset loss to Kenneth Sims Jr. by knocking out unbeaten Juan Pablo Romero in November, while Velasco is 3-0 since consecutive knockout losses to Regis Prograis and Mario Barrios.
It’s a very solid lineup that’s presently running unopposed; the other major shows on that date, Martinez-Warrington 2 and Riakoprhe-Jumah, both air during British primetime.
“I’m very excited to be fighting in the U.S., especially on SHOWTIME, where my dad was featured for most of his career,” said Tszyu. “I’m proud and excited to continue on the Tszyu name with SHOWTIME. Once I take care of Gausha, I will be coming for the title.”
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature rising undefeated lightweight contender Michel Rivera dueling fellow unbeaten Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno in the 10-round co-main event, plus hard-hitting super lightweight contender Elvis Rodríguez faces Juan José Velasco in the 10-round telecast opener.
“Tim Tszyu has risen up the rankings and established himself as a serious contender at the top of the loaded 154-pound division, and he’ll look to make a splash stateside when he faces the highly-skilled and experienced Terrell Gausha,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “The action will be coming throughout this lineup, as lightweight phenom Michel Rivera takes on the undefeated Joseph Adorno, while Elvis Rodríguez looks to continue his ascent in the super lightweight division against the always tough Juan José Velasco.”
When is Tszyu vs Gausha?
The fight is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 in the US which is Sunday, March 27 in Australia.
For Tszyu, it will be just over four months since his last outing, a dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory over Takeshi Inoue in Sydney.
Gausha will be fighting for the first time in over a year – he knocked out Jamontay Clark in two rounds last March.
What time is Tszyu vs. Gausha?
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 Gausha to step into the ring around 2pm AEDT (subject to change)
How to watch Tszyu vs. Gausha in Australia?
The much-hyped US debut of the Aussie will unsurprisingly be aired live on pay-per-view in Australia.
Foxtel’s Main Event will broadcast the fight, kicking off coverage at 11am on March 27.
Fans will be charged $59.95 to purchase the event through Main Event.
Tszyu vs Gausha live stream
Aussie fans without Foxtel can still purchase the fight through streaming service Kayo.
Where is Tszyu vs Gausha?
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.
Tszyu vs Gausha tickets
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Tszyu vs Gausha full card
Subject to change.
Tim Tszyu (20-0) vs. Terrell Gausha (22-2-1) 12 round super-welterweight world title eliminator
Michel Rivera (22-0) vs. Joseph Adorno (14-0-2) 10 rounds at lightweight
Elvis Rodriguez (12-1-1) vs. Juan Jose Velasco (23-2) 10 rounds at super-lightweight