Boxing News At Five | Apr 10 2019

Boxing News at Five: Horn says Tszyu isn’t as keen on fight as he sounds, “terms agreed” for Kovalev to defend against Yarde

Jeff Horn warns Tim Tszyu not to bite off more than he can chew, and Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde move closer to WBO title fight
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Stacey Verbeek

IT hasn’t taken long for Tim Tszyu to make his mark in professional boxing, following in the footsteps of his legendary father Kostya.

The talented super-welterweight has won 12 in a row since turning professional in December 2016 and will fight Joel Camilleri on May 15 for the Australian title. He has also impressed the likes of Freddie Roach, who labelled him a “gun”, and signalled his intention to one day fight former WBO world welterweight champion Jeff Horn.

Tszyu, the IBF number 15, said he wants to fight Horn after first beating fellow Australians Dwight Ritchie and Michael Zerafa, both of whom are ranked above Tszyu in the IBF rankings, but Horn, the wanted man, isn’t so sure Kostya’s kid wants to be mixing it with him just yet.