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Australia’s number one boxing prospect is now sitting at 18-wins and 0 losses, after a spectacular fifth round TKO last night.
Timmy Tszyu, the prodigal son of Kostya, also now moves to a professional record of 14 knockouts.
After already matching the shadow of his father with an eighth round TKO against Jeff Horn in August last year.
Since then he has notched a 1st round TKO against Kiwi Bowyn Morgan in December, followed by last night’s blockbuster pay-per-view hammering of the Irishman Dennis Hogan.
Timmy, or ‘Tszyu 2’ as he is known colloquially in the boxing word, has well and truly made his own name in the sporting world – and this was only confirmed last night when a 73-year-old grandfather from Betoota gave him the nod last night.
Ronald Mercurio, a retired fitter and turner from Betoota’s Flight Path District, says that he was waiting until last night’s match to decide whether or not Timmy Tszyu was more than the son of a great.
But with 18 on the trot, Ronald is confident in saying that this kid is something special.
“The boy is dangerous” says Pop, after a few sherbets last night.
“He’s a got a bit more size on him too”
Ronald joins hundreds of thousands of former boxers right across Australia who have re-engaged with the sport after decades of watching ex-footballers give each other CTE in novelty bouts.
Right across Australia last night, suburban grandfathers all confirmed their same feelings about the light-middleweight world title hopeful.
“Kostya’s boy is the real deal” they all said.
MORE TO COME.