Thurman Vs. Tzsyu: Start Time, TV Schedule, Ring Walks
Keith Thurman Battles Tim Tszyu in Main Event & Rolando “Rolly” Romero Defends His Belt Against All-Action Mexican Star Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz in Co-Main Event on Prime Video
The headline act is gonna be Thurman, the ex-champ of the world in the welterweight, stepping up to have a bash in the super welterweight class against the unbeaten Tszyu, who’s the top dog of the WBO at 154-pounds, in a 12-rounder that’s all for pride, no belts on the line.
Thurman, the pride of Clearwater, Florida, with a record of 30-1 and 22 knockouts, earned his nickname “One Time” not just by flapping his gums but by laying blokes out cold for the world to see. He’s mixed it with the best in the business, putting the likes of Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and Robert Guerrero on his win list. His scrap with Garcia made him king of the hill in a rare dust-up between unbeaten champs at welterweight. The only time Thurman got a taste of his own medicine was in a blinder of a fight in 2019 against the legend Manny Pacquiao, where he came up short by a whisker. Last time we saw him, he had his hand raised against the tough Mario Barrios in February 2022.
“I’m chomping at the bit to get back in the ring, and I’m chuffed to bits to kick things off with PBC on Prime Video,” chirped Thurman. “Tszyu’s a cut above the rest, and I’ve always tipped my hat to the way he handles himself in the ring. We’re set for a right barn burner, a clash that’ll have everyone glued to their seats. The waiting game’s done and dusted, it’s time for the big show. Let’s give the boxing world something to natter about on Prime Video.”
Following in the footsteps of his old man, the legendary Kostya Tszyu, Tim Tszyu, at 29 years old with a record of 24-0 and 17 KOs, is riding high after a smashing 2023. He’s laid claim to the world champion title at 154-pounds, taking down big names like Tony Harrison, Brian Mendoza, and Carlos Ocampo. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Tszyu first dabbled in soccer before throwing his lot in with boxing, a move that’s seen him chase the immense shadow cast by his father, a titan in the 140-pound division.
“I’ve been gagging for a crack at headlining a massive do in the States for ages, and I’m not about to take it for granted,” stated Tszyu. “My old man was the bee’s knees for a decade, now it’s my shot. Thurman’s no mug; he’s crafty, hard as nails, and he’s been in the thick of it with the best of them. But now it’s time for a new chapter. The Tszyu chapter. Come March 30, everyone tuning in to this pay-per-view will get a load of what I’m all about.”