Undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo (35-1-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Australian Tim Tszyu (21-0) in Las Vegas on January 28th.
Charlo was shocked in 2018 when he lost his WBC title to Tony Harrison by unanimous decision in 2018 but would avenge that loss 364 days later, regaining his title, stopping Harrison in the 11th.
10 months on, Charlo would add the WBA and IBF titles to his mantle, as he would stop Jeison Rosario in round eight of their unification bout. Charlo went for undisputed next but would be held to a draw with WBO champion, Brian Castano.
Charlo would get another crack at Castano and the undisputed crown next, and he didn’t let this opportunity pass him by. Charlo definitively became undisputed, stopping Castano in 10 rounds.
Tszyu, son of legendary former world champion Kostya, has blitzed his way through the Australian boxing scene.
Tszyu has only once fought outside his home country but has beaten some of the biggest names in Australia. Tszyu announced himself on the world stage in 2020 when he defeated former world champion, Jeff Horn with an eighth-round stoppage.
Tszyu went on to defeat Bowyn Morgan in one round, before facing the now-IBO champion, Dennis Hogan. Hogan would not make it past round five. Steve Spark, who recently defeated Montana Love, would only last three rounds with Tszyu in 2021.
Takeshi Inoue ended a five-fight knockout streak for Tszyu but would still be on the end of a wide points loss. The American debut came next, and Tszyu would have to overcome a first-round knockdown against Terrell Gausha to come back and win by unanimous decision.
Charlo makes his first defence of all four of his belts against Tszyu in an unmissable clash at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas on January 28th.