Tony Harrison Expects to Win WBO Interim Title Over Tim Tszyu
Former WBC junior middleweight champion Tony “Super Bad” Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs) is already showing confidence heading into a fight with Tim Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) for the WBO interim title. The news cycle hit the ground running with reports of Tszyu and Harrison battling on a targeted date of March 12 in Australia. The WBO has approved the fight for the interim title considering Tszyu is ranked #1, and Harrison holds down the #3 slot.
The boxing community was patiently waiting to see Tszyu fight the undisputed champion, Jermell Charlo. However, their fight got shelved due to the Texan suffering a hand injury.
HARRISON DOES NOT BELIEVE TSZYU KNOWS ENOUGH TO WIN
Harrison quickly took to social media, offering his services as a replacement. In 2022, During an interview on ThaBoxingVoice, Super Bad mentioned wanting to fight the Aussie but blamed Charlo for getting the fights he wants. Well, he is now getting the fight he wants. Furthermore, he has a chance at redemption against Charlo, with a shot at undisputed on the line.
Being a former world champion, his confidence heading into the fight should not surprise anyone. Super Bad took to social media to declare that Tszyu is not experienced enough to beat him.
In April 2022, Harrison won the vacant WBC Silver title after defeating Sergio Garcia. This resulted in the WBC ordering a title eliminator between him and interim titlist Sebastian Fundora. With the injury from the undisputed champion having a domino effect, Harrison looks to capitalize on the opportunity.
By: Bo Bland