Tim Tszyu Following in His Father Kostya Tszyu’s Footsteps
By: Ken Hissner
Kostya Tszyu is a former legendary world champion. In January 28, 1995 he won the vacant IBF World Super Lightweight championship stopping Jake “The Snake” Rodriguez, 26-2-2, in the 6th round. It was his second USA appearance and at the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, FL. Tszyu defended that title six times.
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On August 21, 1999 Tszyu won the WBC Super Lightweight title stopping Miguel Angel Gonzalez, 43-1-1, in the 10th round. He made seven defenses. On November 6, 2004 he re-won the IBF World Super Lightweight title stopping Sharmba Mitchell, 55-3, in the third round. The elder Tszyu was 5:07 and finished with a 31-2 (25) record and was inducted into the IBHOF in 2011.
Tszyu’s son Tim had a very successful amateur career before turning professional on December 12, 2016 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Australia. He won a six round decision over Zorran “The East Coast” Taipan, 1-2-1, of Ingham, Queensland, Australia.
In Tim’s second fight on February 3, 2017, he stopped Mark Dalby, 4-12, of Salisbury, South Australia, Australia, in the third round of a scheduled 4 round bout. In his third fight on April 8, 2017, he stopped Ben Nelson, 2-2, of Auckland, NZ, in the third of a scheduled 4 round bout.
In Tim’s fourth fight on May 6, 2017 he stopped Ivana “The Quiet Assassin” Siau, 3-6-1, of Auckland, NZ, in the second round of a scheduled 4 round bout at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Australia. In his fifth fight on May 27, 2017 he stopped Adam Fitzsimmons, 2-1, of Taree, South Wales, Australia, who refused to come out for the fourth round of a scheduled 6 rounds. This was at the QT Gold Coast Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Australia.
In Tim’s sixth fight On July 2, 2017 he stopped Christopher Kahn, 1-1-1, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, in the second round of a scheduled 5 rounds. This was at the Rumours International, Toowoomba, Australia. In his seventh fight on October 22, 2017 he won a 10 round decision over southpaw Wade Ryan, 14-3, of Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia, by scores of 97-92, 95-94 and 97-93.
In Tim’s eighth and most recent fight on April 7, 2018, he stopped southpaw Ruben Webster, 8-0, of New Zealand, in the 5th of a 6 round bout. His next fight will be on May 24th at the Star, Sydney, Pyrmont, in Australia with an opponent to be named.
The 23 year-old is a 5:08 ½ middleweight is now 8-0 (6) and living in Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia. He has his father’s good looks and we look forward to continuing to follow his career.