Tim Tszyu will head to the United States in a fortnight in a bid to become an international star, although a fight with Anthony Mundine could be his last on the local scene.
Tszyu made an emphatic statement against Denton Vassell on Friday night, scoring a second-round TKO against the former Commonwealth champion at the Star of the Ring promotion at the Hordern Pavillion. The win has earned him the interim WBA Oceania super welterweight title and extended his record to 12-0, with 10 knockouts.
The 24-year-old has scheduled training camps at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym in Hollywood and the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. While there, he will spar with the biggest names in the business, with a view to eventually taking them on properly for title fights.
The most appealing local opponent is Michael Zerafa, who recently went the distance with former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook. Mundine is also eyeing Zerafa, with Tszyu happy to take on either before turning his full attention to America’s finest.