‘I’ve always wanted to put him in his place’: Tszyu warming to all-Australian grudge match
Tim Tszyu has confirmed that a fight with Michael Zerafa is in the works – but on one condition.
Zerafa has been chasing a bout with Tszyu for months and has called him out at every opportunity, most recently after the unbeaten Aussie’s victory over Dennis Hogan.
Tszyu is aiming for a world title fight next or at the very least an international opponent as he looks to break America, but border restrictions could mean that he is forced to look at another Australian opponent.
“It could be Tszyu said ahead of Paul Gallen’s fight with Lucas Browne on Wednesday night.
“That’s a fight that excites me a little bit, a fight that I want. He’s been mouthing off too much, and I’ve always wanted to put him in his place.
“If there is no other available option, I will fight Michael. He’ll bring a good challenge but I’m not concerned at all.
“Again, my promoter and team are in negotiations with someone from overseas at the moment.
“We’ll see how it goes in the next week or two. If not, then we’ll put Zerafa in place. It’s a fight that I’m keen for.”
The Sydneysider also revealed his father, former world champion Kostya, wants him to take a fight in Russia, given the audience he has over there.
“My dad’s been talking about fighting in the Red Square which hasn’t been done for a long time,” Tszyu said.
“If you know the Red Square, it’s a big place. My fights have been aired all around Russia, so the Russian fans are really behind it. It’s always been a dream of mine.”