Australian boxing phenomenon Tim Tszyu is facing his toughest test yet, but bookies are not giving opponent Takeshi Inoue a chance in hell.
The planned clash was originally scheduled to take place on the Gold Coast before additional border restrictions imposed by the Queensland government forced the fight to travel to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.
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The Sydney Olympic Park venue will have a 75% capacity for the Tszyu-Inoue fight, with nearly 10,000 tickets expected to be sold.
Tszyu (19-0, 15KO) is Brian Castano’s mandatory WBO belt challenger but decided to test himself against Inoue (17-1-1), which the Japanese fighter says was a big mistake.
“I think I’m going to take out Tim Tszyu, that’s how I train,” Inoue said at his first press conference after landing in Australia.
“Tim Tszyu only fought in Australia, he has no overseas experience, I have more experience including Munguia.
“I lost, but the fight was very close, so I have confidence. I think I can beat Tim Tszyu.
Tszyu ($ 1.08) is the big favorite in pre-fight betting with bookies failing to give Inoue ($ 7.50) a hope in hell.
Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena
The Tim Tszyu-Takeshi Inoue event starts at 7:00 p.m. AEDT on Wednesday, November 17. The scheduled time for the main event is 10:00 p.m.
HOW TO WATCH
If you can’t make it to Qudos Bank Arena, the fight will air on the Main Event and Kayo’s pay-per-view for $ 59.95.
The TAB installed Tim Tszyu as the favorite at $ 1.08, while Inoue is $ 7.50 for the win.
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through Ticketek.
FULL COMBAT CARD
– Super welterweight (69kg): Tim Tszyu (19-0) vs. Takeshi Inoue (17-1-1) WBO Asia-Pacific, WBO Global title
– Super welterweight (69kg): Wade Ryan (19-9-0) vs. Nath Nwachukwu (7-1-2) IBO international title
– Super welterweight (69kg): Joel Camilleri (20-6-1) against Koen Mazoudier (8-2-0)
– Super welterweight (69kg): Dennis Hogan (28-4-1) vs. Tommy Browne (42-7-2)
– To confirm