Tim Tszyu Makes Easy Work Of Bowyn Morgan In One Round
Australian Tim Tszyu (17-0, 13 KOs) is now one step closer to what he hopes is a junior middleweight world title as he easily took apart overmatched Bowyn Morgan (21-2, 11 KOs) in one round at the BankWest Stadium in Parramatta, NSW, Australia.
The son of former unified junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu started the fight pumping the jab, looking for openings. But seconds in, it became obvious the 26-year-old from Sydney, Australia was a class above. He quickly went to work.
Tszyu started to let the combinations flow behind the jab. A right uppercut to the body hurt Morgan. He would follow-up with a right hand/left hook combination to the heat that put Morgan on the seat of his pants.
You could sense this was about to end soon. The 31-year-old from Christchurch, New Zealand rose to his feet but went down for a second time courtesy of a power single-right hand bomb to the jaw. At that point, referee John Cauchi had seen enough and called a halt to the contest with 66 seconds to go in the opening round.
After the bout, Tzsyu told local Australian media what is next. According to them, it is a shot at the WBO World Junior Middleweight title. While his camp is taking steps to secure that title opportunity, there are still issues pending.
Current WBO 154-pound world champion Patrick Teixeira (31-1, 22 KOs) is due to face WBO #1 154-pound contender Brian Castano (16-0-1, 12 KOs). However, mitigating circumstances have caused a delay in that bout happening.
The champ is currently bogged down in his native Brazil because of the rising cases of COVID-19. According to the WBO, a January 6, 2021 deadline has been set for Teixeira to fight Castano. If Teixeira is unable to defend the title, the belt becomes vacant and Tzsyu will fight Castano for the title.
For Tszyu it does not matter who he fights next, he just wants the opportunity to become a world champion. Feeling he has surpassed the competition in his native continent, he is ready to test himself at the world level.
“This was a world title eliminator for me. There’s only two names on the hit-list for me now – Castano and Teixeira. I’m done with Australia. I want the Mexicans, the Americans, the top-level boys.
I’m getting more mature. I just turned 26, I haven’t even reached my peak. I’ve got another three or four years before I reach my peak. That’s why I want the best experience, to fight the best fighters right now.”
Accompanied by manager Glenn Jennings, both hope a world title bout can be staged on home soil in Australia. The country has been staging events in front of full crowds while passing all COVID-19 protocols. Plus, young Tszyu has become the most popular fighter in the country.
The goal is to have Tszyu fight for the WBO World Junior Middleweight title against either Teixeira or Castano in March or April of 2021.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.