Tim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison: LIVE updates, results, full coverage
Tim Tszyu knocked out Tony Harrison in the ninth round of a scheduled 12-round 154-pound bout Saturday (Sunday in Australia) in Sydney to set up a fight with undisputed champion Jermell Charlo.
The official time was 2:43.
Tszyu applied pressure on Harrison from beginning to end, landing many more and cleaner shots than his veteran American counterpart.
Harrison was competitive much of the fight, relying mostly on his quick, long jab. However, he couldn’t keep the relentless off of him and was worn down.
The knockout was brutal. Tszyu unleashed a series of brutal shots — including a number of upper cuts — that finally put Harrison on the canvas.
Harrison was able to get up but referee Danrex Tapdasan didn’t allow the beaten fighter to continue.
You can read a full report here.
The main event fighters are making their ring walks. We’re only a few minutes away from Tszyu-Harrison.
Tim Tszyu will face Tony Harrison in a 154-pound bout Saturday (Sunday in Australia) at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Tszyu’s hometown.
The winner is expected to challenge undisputed champion Jermell Charlo.
The featured bouts on the card begin at 10:45 p.m. ET / 7:45 p.m. PT. The main event will take place later in show. The show begins in the morning in Australia so it can be featured during prime time in the U.S.
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