Australian Tszyu takes WBO super welterweight title with 9th round TKO

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Tim Tszyu stopped American Tony Harrison in round 9 to take residence the interim WBO super welterweight title

Australian Tim Tszyu stopped American Tony Harrison in round 9 with a blistering efficiency Sunday, lifting the interim WBO super welterweight title.

The unbeaten 28-year-old Australian gained by a technical knockout within the Sydney bout after letting free a flurry of highly effective right-handers.

Tszyu, son of former mild welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu, stated his victory despatched a message to US undisputed world super welterweight boxing champion Jermell Charlo.

“The message was despatched clearly. what’s coming. I am coming. I’m coming to America,” he instructed an area packed with Australian followers.

Tszyu was poised to struggle Charlo in Las Vegas in January.

However Charlo’s defence of all 4 main sanctioning physique world crowns was postponed when his promoters introduced in December that he had damaged his left hand throughout coaching.

Charlo has recorded just one loss in his profession — when Harrison gained a unanimous determination over him in December 2018 in New York.

Charlo got here again a yr later and defeated Harrison in a rematch.

On Sunday, the 32-year-old Harrison tried to maintain Tszyu at bay for a lot of the struggle with a string of rapid-fire jabs.

However the Australian’s highly effective hooks and uppercuts lastly took their toll, dropping the American and main the referee to cease the onslaught.