Showtime Boxing outcomes, highlights: Tim Tszyu viciously stops Tony Harrison, calls out Jermell Charlo
Struggling with in the shadow of both his Hall of Reputation father and his division’s undisputed champion, unbeaten junior middleweight Tim Tszyu faded Saturday’s return in opposition to Tony Harrison to ship a message.
Tszyu (22-0, 16 KOs) relied on poise and deliberate stress to slowly destroy down Harrison (29-4-1, 21 KOs) earlier than punctuating the largest remove of his profession with a brutal stoppage gradual. The ninth-round TKO, held interior Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, saw Tszyu dangle the WBO intervening time title and valid a shot at junior middleweight king Jermell Charlo’s four world titles.
After the strive in opposition to, Tszyu set a resounding exclamation level on his assertion by regaling his home crowd with an impassioned speech.
“I’ve obtained one sentence: what’s my motherf—ing title?” Tszyu acknowledged. “That is what the f— this is all about, each and every single one amongst you. What’s my motherf—ing title? Convey my motherf—ing title!”
The 28-300 and sixty five days-extinct Tszyu used to be in the beginning scheduled to face Charlo in January till a left hand peril forced the champion to withdraw. Tszyu selected to take care of busy as a replacement in opposition to the 32-300 and sixty five days-extinct Harrison, a frail WBC champion, who stays the handiest fighter to hang defeated Charlo.
With Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) staring at from a Contemporary York studio as a undeniable guest on the Showtime Boxing Global telecast, Tszyu returned a magnificent extra ambiance friendly and restful fighter than final March, when he used to be dropped in the gap round in opposition to Terrell Gausha in his U.S. debut earlier than struggling with motivate to claim a laborious-fought resolution.
Tszyu staggered Harrison midway all around the ring in Round 3 with a looping counter correct hand that forced Harrison into a defensive posture for the remainder of the strive in opposition to. Tszyu used to be not handiest in a position to pin Harrison in opposition to the ropes with ease, he held his distance patiently adequate to remain his opponent from exiting.
In Round 9, Harrison’s partitions sooner or later began to tumble aside as a trio of laborious correct hands staggered him into the ropes. Tszyu swarmed in and landed four of the five correct uppercuts he threw in succession earlier than a vicious correct contaminated dropped Harrison.
Referee Danrex Tapdasan, who allowed Harrison to remove in a ways too powerful punishment earlier than the knockdown, waved off the strive in opposition to at 2: 49 after Harrison rose to his toes to beat the count nevertheless remained unsteady.
“He used to be impressive. He did what he needed to enact at home,” Charlo acknowledged. “He used to be a minute bit flat to me nevertheless my circulate, my type and my vitality will originate him enact fully assorted issues. When I secure my [left] hand correct and secure motivate into the ring for coaching, set that tape in. That can work.
“That is strictly what we had seen. He comes forward nevertheless isn’t as snappy. He’s solid, clearly, nevertheless don’t seem to be we all? I’m a undeniable animal in there than Tony.”
Tszyu perceived to hang dominated the majority of the strive in opposition to but handiest led 77-75 on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage. He outlanded Harrison by a margin of 131 to 78, in accordance with CompuBox, and connected on an impressive 45% of his vitality photos. Tszyu also held a 29 to 7 advantage in body photos landed, which extra slowed down Harrison’s circulate.
“I used to be neat. I knew he had a jab so I needed to be neat about it,” Tszyu acknowledged. “The competitor I had in entrance of me, he used to be the one who beat the person. But I factual beat that man so what does that originate me?”
Though Harrison had success with his jab, he regarded weary to let his correct hand hotfoot given the punching distance Tszyu operated from. Of the four losses in Harrion’s pro profession, all four hang come by stoppage.
“I professional extremely laborious for the strive in opposition to nevertheless the easier man gained tonight,” Harrison acknowledged. “He will hotfoot on to bigger and better issues. I develop not know the assign I am going from right here.”
Asked after the strive in opposition to whether or not Charlo would be subsequent, Tszyu agreed.
“The message [to Charlo] used to be despatched clearly,” Tszyu acknowledged. ” what’s up, you recognize what’s subsequent. I’m coming to The United States.”