The most recent famous person in Australian boxing, undefeated junior middleweight contender Tim Tszyu, will look to increase his unbeaten document and defend his WBO World belt in a 10-round showdown this Wednesday, July 7 in opposition to countryman Steve Spark at Newcastle Leisure Centre in Newcastle, Australia.
Tszyu was initially purported to struggle longtime contender Michael Zerafa, who pulled out of the bout attributable to well being issues. Spark crammed in on a few week’s discover to save lots of the principle occasion.
Tszyu-Spark and choose undercard bouts will stream stay and solely in the US on ESPN+ beginning at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.
Tszyu (18-0, 14 KOs), the WBO No. 1 junior middleweight contender, has constructed a fanatical following in Australia, the place he has fought all of his professional bouts. Final August, he knocked out former world champion Jeff Horn in entrance of 16,000 followers, and fewer than 4 months later, he knocked out Bowyn Morgan in a single spherical in entrance of greater than 15,000 spectators. Tszyu returned March 31 in opposition to former world title challenger Dennis Hogan and notched a bloody fifth-round stoppage. Spark (12-1, 11 KOs) has gained 11 fights in a row, together with an upset over Jack Brubaker in April to earn the shot at Tszyu.
Undefeated junior light-weight Liam Wilson (9-0, 6 KOs) will problem Filipino veteran Joe Noynay (18-2-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the WBO Asia Pacific title. Noynay is 6-0-1 in his final seven fights courting again to 2017. Junior middleweight veteran Troy O’Meley (11-1, 2 KOs) will face Wade Ryan (18-9, 6 KOs) in a 10-round rematch of final December’s battle, which was gained by Ryan through break up determination.
In an eight-round welterweight tilt, Sam Ah See (13-0-1, 6 KOs) will search to increase his profitable streak to 11 in opposition to Czar Amonsot (35-5-3, 22 KOs). In a six-round feminine junior bantamweight bout, Linn Sandstrom (1-1) will struggle Natalie Hills, who’s making her professional debut.
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