Tim Tszyu: “I Want The Winner of Charlo-Canelo; Not The Loser”

Tszyu Aspires to Challenge Canelo or Charlo After Title Defense

Tim Tszyu wants the Jermell Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez winner
Tim Tszyu wants the Jermell Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez winner | credit: No Limit Boxing

Tim Tszyu Sets Signs on Canelo vs Charlo Winner Next

As the WBO junior middleweight title edges closer to his grasp, Tim “The Soul Taker” Tszyu (23-0, 17KO) is already aiming higher by targeting formidable challenges from undisputed champions Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (59-2-2, 39KO) and Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (35-1-1, 19KO).

With the announcement of a super middleweight undisputed clash between Canelo and Charlo, the landscape shifted. As Iron Man steps into the ring against Canelo, the WBO has chosen to strip Charlo of his title, subsequently promoting Tszyu to full champion.

The Soul Taker caused a stir across social media platforms when he unveiled plans for his inaugural title defense against WBC Interim titlist Brian Mendoza on October 15.

During the press conference held in Australia to promote the upcoming showdown, Tszyu shared his aspirations with No Limit Boxing following a potential triumph against the WBC Interim titlist.

“When you don’t hold a belt, you become high risk, low reward. When you become a full champion, you become higher reward. You attract bigger fights, you attract the bigger fighters . . . I want the big fights . . . I want the winner of Charlo-Canelo. The winner. Not the loser, winner.”

Tszyu expressed having no issue with moving up in order to make the fight.

“I’ll go up to light heavyweight if I have to, man.”

There’s no doubt that Tszyu is resolute in his pursuit of creating a lasting legacy in the sport. However, his immediate focus remains on the challenge posed by Mendoza, a task that’s far from straightforward.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."