Prominent boxing promoter reveals havoc in Tim Tszyu’s camp due to missing Las Vegas mega… but says fight against world champion Jermell Charlo is still planned
- George Rose crushed that the fight with Charlo failed
- The promoter believed that Tszyu would shock the champion
- Rose says a blockbuster fight is still on the agenda
Boxing promoter George Rose has spoken about his heartbreak after Tim Tszyu’s fight with undisputed champion Jermell Charlo lost, but insists the fight is still on the cards once the Australian finishes off Tony Harrison.
Tszyu was scheduled to fight Charlo in January for the American’s IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO super welterweight belts, in a fight in which he promised a knockout.
However, the blockbuster world title fight was canceled when Charlo broke two bones in his hand while sparring in December.
Tszyu was then matched with American Tony Harrison, whom he will fight in Sydney next month with the interim WBO super welterweight belt on the line.
Rose is looking forward to the event at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday, March 12, but at the same time expressed her huge disappointment that the fight with Charlo was cancelled.
Boxing promoter George Rose (pictured) has spoken about his heartbreak after Tim Tszyu’s fight with undisputed champion Jermell Charlo, but says the fight is still on the cards once the Aussie finishes off Tony Harrison
Tszyu was scheduled to fight Charlo in January for the American’s IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO super welterweight belts, in a fight in which he promised a knockout
Rose believed Tszyu may have upset undisputed champion Jermell Charlo (pictured) and walked away with his belts
“We love throwing parties in Australia, to be honest, we were really fucking excited to go to Vegas, everyone was,” Rose told SEN’s Them’s Fightin Words show.
“If you’ve seen Tim’s progress over the past few years, he was due to go overseas during the whole Covid period, he was ready to go and do international fights.
“But due to travel restrictions during Covid, it didn’t stop, as soon as we got out of it, there was an opportunity to fight for the undisputed world title, we were so pumped.
“Then Charlo gets injured, luckily we were able to turn that around in no time and start fighting here, bring Rep Tony Harrison here in such a short amount of time.”
Rose thought Tszyu could surprise one of the world’s most respected fighters and walk away with the undisputed title.
We’ve been sneaking in through the back door, we’ve been sneaking up on Charlo, of course he knows who Tim is, but a lot of American fighters don’t respect Australian fighters and they don’t respect what they did to get where they want to be. they’re in,” Rose added.
“It was going to be perfect, sneaking in through the back door, smashing Charlo, becoming the undisputed world champion, and then everyone would be noticed and everyone would notice the star that is Tim.
“A win over Tony Harrison will still give him massive credibility in the States, but again, it will probably take some of that sneaky factor we had in our favour.
A victory over tough American Tony Harrison (pictured) will see Tszyu join the conversation for another chance at Charlo
Tszyu will face Harrison on March 12 in Sydney for the interim WBO super welterweight title
“After the win over Tony Harrison, it’s still hot to go out there and fight Charlo in Vegas.”
Harrison, who lands in Sydney on Tuesday, says he will take the fight with the Australian very seriously, but says Tszyu’s style is nothing he hasn’t seen before.
“Honestly, Tim is a very tough fighter, but for me he’s just basic,” he said.
“It’s someone I see around here.”
“It’s like someone in the park when I’m fighting someone in the park. There’s nothing special about it. His defense isn’t great, his offense isn’t great.