Former World Champ Beaten In Battle Down Under
There was drama before the fight, with neither camp willing to walk out first - Team Tszyu accused Horn of a "last minute backflip", ultimately conceding defeat and allowing the former World Champion his wish.
Tim, son of legendary fighter Kostya, carried the name into the fight, that went up against former World Champion Horn, who was catapulted to the big league with a win over superstar Manny Pacquiao. Since then however, Horn's career hasn't moved through the gears, and he eventually lost the title to current holder Terence Crawford.
From the first rounds Horn didn't look in control of the fight, one he claimed he was going "ragdoll" Tszyu in, if anything it was the other way around. Tszyu dominated, landing short combinations, moving out then coming back in, leaving Horn looking a tired shadow of the man who rode the rollercoaster with Manny pacquiao.
As the fourth played out, Tszyu landed a couple of stinging uppercuts, buzzing 'The Hornet', leaving fans complaining on Twitter that Horn was 'done' and 'looked shot'.
Horn tried to respond by holding, clinching and showing some of the strength and grit fans have come to expect from his style, but he really couldn't contain the veracity of Tszyu.
Unofficial score cards over the internet were giving Tszyu the first 5 rounds, leaving Horn a mountain to climb as the halfway mark approached.
Maybe the surprise few people saw coming was the strength of Tszyu. Beforehand, many said Horn would use his strength whereas Tszyu would depend on youth attributes, agility and speed. However, when Horn tried to drag Tim to deep waters he often found it was him who was struggling with the calibre.
In round 6 Jeff Horn took a knee, it was becoming apparent the end was nigh. A right hand left body hook from Tszyu, who had all the motivation and momentum was on top and put his man, who had previously gone 9 rounds with Terence Crawford, down onto the canvas.
If there was one thing to admire from Horn, he took credit for showing his toughness, to continue to get up and riase his gloves. Tim Tszyu on the other hand was executing a masterclass.
After 8 brutal rounds, Jeff Horn retired from the fight. In Tszyu, Australia has a new name ready for the big stage, and there's potential for it to go further than ever before.