Tim Tszyu is set to defend his title against the fiery top-contender, Brian Mendoza. The fight is lighting up the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. This Premier Boxing Champions event is all set to make some noise on SHOWTIME® on Saturday, October 14 (or Sunday, October 15 if you’re down under).
SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® is starting the action at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
Another treat awaits as Australia’s rising star, Sam Goodman, is set to trade punches with ex-world title challenger Miguel Flores in an exciting 12-round featherweight fight.
No Limit Boxing and The Rose Brothers, together with TGB Promotions, are the masterminds promoting this night of thrilling fights.
Tom Brown, the main man at TGB Promotions, voiced his excitement, saying, “Tim Tszyu is all about challenging the best. This time he’s squaring up against the surging Brian Mendoza. Both these fighters pack a punch, and the 154-pound division won’t know what hit them come October 14!”
Aged 28 and undefeated, Tszyu (23-0, 17 KOs) is not just riding the wave, he IS the wave in 2023. Earlier this year, he delivered a show-stopping performance against Tony Harrison, earning him the interim title. Not one to rest on his praise, Tszyu knocked out Carlos Ocampo in June. After a shakeup at the top, Tszyu was promoted to full WBO champion. The Sydney-born boxer made a respectable debut against U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha last year and hasn’t looked back since. Here’s a fun tidbit: before boxing, Tim kicked about on the soccer field. Lucky for us, he switched lanes, following the legendary path of his dad, Kostya Tszyu.
Tszyu candidly expressed, “Becoming the world champion wasn’t about the party. The real celebration will be post-Mendoza fight. I respect Brian; he’s unique, but I’m from another league. My aim? Convert the skeptics. This division is mine.”
Brian Mendoza (22-2, 16 KOs), from Albuquerque, has Las Vegas lights shining on him. In April, he delivered a jaw-dropping knockout against the unbeaten Sebastian Fundora, making a significant mark in the 154-pound division. Under the guidance of the renowned trainer Ismael Salas, Mendoza’s on a roll. Having begun his career with 18 consecutive wins, he’s looking sharper than ever.
Mendoza shared, “This isn’t just about the title fight; it’s about taking that title home. I’ve pushed my limits during training and I’m set for a groundbreaking performance. Victory here is not just for me, it’s for generations of my family.”
Speaking of talents, let’s talk about the 25-year-old Goodman (15-0, 7 KOs). He emerged as a top-contender in June, after a significant decision over elite 122-pounder Ra’eese Aleem. Goodman’s track record is impressive, having dominated ex-world champion T.J. Doheny earlier this year. Starting as a pro in 2018, he’s been an unstoppable force since.
Flores (25-4-1, 12 KOs), on the other hand, is all geared up. After a draw with ex-three-division champion Abner Mares last year, he’s more ready than ever. With a career kicking off at just 17, Flores is no newbie to the boxing scene.