Tim Tszyu looking to carve out a legacy of his own!
It’s not uncommon for the offspring of Hall of Fame fighters to occasionally try to follow in their parent’s footsteps. The most common problem is living up to the legendary accomplishments of the parent that fans admired the most.
The sport of boxing isn’t any different. There are many stories of children following in the footsteps of their fighting parent. Most of the time it becomes a case of “never living up to the hype,” while careers end before getting off the ground.
Tim Tszyu (14-0, 10ko), the son of former undisputed super lightweight champion and hall of fame fighter Kostya Tszyu, is looking to form his own path.
The 25-year-old Australian currently holds the IBF Australian super welterweight title and ranks #7 with the organization. The hard-punching contender definitely inherited his father’s legendary power, boasting a knockout ratio of 71%. Albeit, against second tier competition.
Looking to make a move in one of the toughest divisions in boxing, the path to the title won’t be easy. Also, once the spotlight is on, the real questions about his character will be tested and that is when the young contender will either step out of his father’s shadow or forever be enshrouded in it.
Continuing his journey towards a world title, Tszyu will step in the ring against fellow countryman Jack Brubaker (16-2-2, 8ko) on December 6 at the ICC Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Brubaker’s first and only fight at the ICC Exhibition was against an undefeated fighter, where he won by technical knockout.
Tszyu hasn’t scored a knockout in his last two fights.
Can the unlikely challenger grab the magic one more time in an upset, or will the son of a legend continue to move forward?
By: Garrisson Bland