Tim Tszyu’s Promoter Says They Won’t Wait For Jermell Charlo After Brian Mendoza
George Rose the promoter of Tim Tszyu says they won’t be waiting for Jermell Charlo.
Tszyu and Charlo have been a fight that many fans have wanted to see and the two have been scheduled in the past as well. However, due to injuries the fight never came to fruition and Charlo ended up facing Canelo Alvarez.
Once Charlo fought Alvarez, Tszyu became the new WBO light middleweight champion and is set to defend his belt this weekend against Brian Mendoza. Should Tszyu beat Mendoza, his promoter says Charlo may not be next as they are looking at other options.
“Brian Mendoza, Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez … that’s what is next for Tim Tszyu,” Rose said to Fox Sports Australia. “First, Tim has got a real dangerous challenge on his hands in Mendoza. He’s easily the top of the division alongside Tim and his knockout power is vicious. But if Tim can get through what will be his toughest test to date this Sunday, then it’s only the biggest and best fights for him after that. And there are no bigger fights in boxing than taking down some of the world’s biggest pound-for-pound fighters in consecutive fights.
“Charlo had his chance and he ran. He literally ran. He ran from fighting Tim for the undisputed title and then he ran around the ring all the way to the bank against Canelo. And given Tim is the most active fighter in the world right now, he isn’t going to sit around and wait for Charlo to decide if and when he’s going to come back to the division,” Rose continued. “Of course we want Tim to become the undisputed champion of the world, but when the guy who has the other belts has one fight every one or two years it’s not good business.”
The hope for many is Tszyu and Charlo will end up fighting one another soon.
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