Tony Harrison Doubts Tim Tszyu Knew He Was In Fighting Shape
Former WBC junior middleweight champion Tony “Super Bad” Harrison (29-3-1, 21KO) believes that not posting workout videos on social media is the reason he got the fight with mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu (21-0, 15KO)
Tszyu was left without a dance partner when undisputed champion Jermell Charlo suffered a broken hand. With that bout postponed, Harrison quickly offered up his services to replace the injured undisputed champion.
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The Australian surprised the boxing community by accepting the offer since this puts his chance to fight for undisputed on the line. This is a very risky move for Tszyu, to take on someone of Harrison’s caliber. Perhaps Team Tszyu believes that Harrison is out of fight shape considering he has not been in the ring since April 2022.
WHY HARRISON BELIEVES HE GOT THE FIGHT
During an interview with Brian Custer on The Last Stand, Harrison stated Team Tszyu would not have accepted the offer if they knew he was staying fight-ready in the gym.
“I’m already a hard beat, right? But, if he knew that I was already working, if I publicized everything, and . . . even though I ain’t got no fight coming up, and I’m posting me sparring, I’m posting me training, it’s a ‘no’! It’s an easy ‘no’!”
“I got this opportunity probably from not posting. The moment that contract got signed, I said I’m 165. I been working.”
Harrison will travel into the enemy territory of Australia to face Tszyu for the WBO interim title. Fans in the States can catch all the action broadcast live on Showtime on Saturday, March 11 (Sunday, March 12 in Australia).
By: Bo Bland