Nikita Tszyu will finally step out of the shadow of his superstar brother and father tonight, making his professional debut in Brisbane.
Nikita Tszyu will finally step out of the shadow of his superstar brother and father tonight, making his professional debut against Aaron Stahl in Brisbane.
Thirty years after father Kostya Tszyu made his boxing debut in Australia, the 24-year-old Nikita will get his professional boxing journey underway with a super-welterweight clash at Nissan Arena.
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“It’s just so exciting. It’s also a privilege. It was 30 years ago (when) Kostya made his pro debut here in Australia, and here we are sitting with his youngest boy Nikita,” manager Glen Jennings said this week.
“It’s a bit of history here and everyone should embrace that. It’s very fortunate for the Australian boxing community to have that luxury three times over – to watch the Tszyu family perform.
“I’ve been hit by a few people, but when I felt Nikita’s shots, I was like, ‘f*** man, he’s not even trying to punch hard, but it’s just heavy’.”
Meanwhile, Tim Tszyu’s US debut is finally locked in for a week later than first planned as he looks to show the boxing world what he’s got.
Tszyu will face US Olympian Terrell Gausha on March 27 Australian time (March 26 US time) in Minneapolis as he looks to make a big statement on the world stage.
“He’s definitely the best fighter I (will) have fought … No risk no reward,” Tszyu said in a statement.
“I am not here to sit on my a***. I love challenges and I love tests.”
How to watch the fight
The full fight card will be available to watch on Fox Sports channel 505 or to stream on Kayo. A pay-per-view purchase is not required to watch this fight card.
Full fight card
Nikita Tszyu vs Aaron Stahl
Wade Ryan vs Dennis Hogan
Liam Wilson vs Joe Noynay
Stevie Spark defeated River Diaz via (R6)
Danilo Creati defeated Cameron Hammond via unanimous decision (78-73, 79-71 x2)