Tszyu-Teixeira is shaping as a very real possibility with the WBO expected to make a decision about it on Thursday.
Sadly, boxing is, in the main, a very calculated business these days. All the more reason to give credit to someone for a taking a risk.Well maximum respect to Tsyzu if he takes this fight. If he loses it can rightly put to lack of experience at world level.
Others like Conor Benn need to show the same kind of ambition.
Who is coaching Tsyzu?Michael Zerafa has rejected an offer to fight Tim Tszyu
The managers of Michael Zerafa have declined an offer for Zerafa to fight Tim Tszyu at the end of year. Zerafa's managers Sam Labruna and Brendan Bourke have both confirmed they have declined an offer due to money.
"Tim Tszyu proved he's a world class fighter by dominating Jeff Horn in Australia last month. Credit to promoter Matt Rose for putting on such a huge event in a stadium. Unfortunately the offer he gave us didn't come close to stadium money," stated Labruna
"I'm not sure who else they can get under the pandemic restrictions," stated Labruna. "It was disappointing considering the big money on the table. It's the sort of fight offer you get when they really don't want the fight."
It's all very well Labruna saying who can Tszyu get other than Zerafa but who can Zerafa get other than Tszyu? Mundine?
Zerafa wants this fight. Make no mistake about that and his management are just trying to milk a better deal. But if they can't get one, I suspect Zerafa will instruct them to accept anyway. What's his alternative? A farce against Mundine?
I cannot for the life of me think of the name of Tim's trainer. He is an overseas guy. Think he is Russian? He is the guy about to shake Glenn Rushton's hand in the picture below :Who is coaching Tsyzu?
Is the veteran coach Johnny Lewis still active.