What do we think about Tim Tszyu?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by AlwaysFirst, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    I like him and hope he do well but is he so good that we would have talked about him if it wasn’t for his dad?
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  2. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    He would be considered a legitimate top prospect, but it's impossible to fully disassociate him from his father. I think he needs to settle down and box a bit more cautiously in fights, headhunting against domestic level opposition is one thing... But this approach will likely see him caught at the upper echelons of the sport.
  3. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Good to possibly very good fighter, but I don't see him being elite.
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  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    I thought he looked better against Horn than against Sparks. Needs to box and be patient like @UnleashtheFURY said.
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  5. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    I seriously think he beats everyone currently at 154
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  6. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Lol. He just stopped a guy with body punches. In his post fight interview, I believe he said, he said he was going high so Spark would lift his arms so he could go to the body.
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  7. Peterp

    Peterp Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 1, 2006
    Heaps of potential but unproven on the world stage

    Australia is a very small pond
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  8. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Gold medalist & Lineal champ Full Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Has done a good job so far. Has fought the best fighters in Australia who were willing to face him. There are a couple he didn't face that I would like to have seen him in with. One retired after being offered a fight with him while the other pulled out with a week to go.

    It's presumably onto recognizable international opponents now. A Commonwealth title defence against Liam Smith followed by fights against the likes of Tony Harrison & Danny Garcia followed by a title shot against Kurbanov is the path I'd like to see him follow.

    Those are all winnable fights for him if he's good enough.
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    SOUTHERMOST Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    Young living under his father shadow he got some potential.
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  10. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    Happy to hear some positives about him, here in US he’s pretty unknown and I don’t hear much about him. I have kept an eye of him because of his dad, it would be fun if he came here to fight, how big of a draw is he at home?
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  11. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Seems to have a solid skill set but hasn't really faced a real test yet, so it's a bit difficult to gauge his ceiling.
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  12. MetalLicker

    MetalLicker Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    He's incredibly confident for someone who doesn't have that much fight experience compared to other fighters in his weight class.

    He knows he's improving and he's moving his career at a really good pace. 2 more fights and he's ready for championship fight. I don't think he can beat the elites at 154, but who knows with his confidence.
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  13. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I think Beefy beats him but I've picked against Timbo Slice a couple of times and have been proven wrong.