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Who won Horn vs Tszyu?
Tim Tszyu beat Jeff Horn by technical knockout in the 8th round on Wednesday 26th August 2020 at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Queensland.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tim Tszyu.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Horn vs Tszyu stats
Back in August 2020, Tim Tszyu stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jeff Horn made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tszyu had a slight advantage in power over Horn, with a 73% knock out percentage over Horn's 65%.
Tim Tszyu was the younger man by 6 years, at 26 years old.
Tszyu had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Tim Tszyu & Jeff Horn fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tszyu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 3 year and 9 months later than Horn, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 25 less professional rounds, 129 to Horn's 154.
Tim Tszyu went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Jeff Horn was ranked number 12 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 154lb division.
Horn vs Tszyu form
Tszyu remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jack Brubaker on 6th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dwight Ritchie on 14th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joel Camilleri on 15th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales.
Before that, he had won against Denton Vassell on 8th February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hordern Pavilion, New South Wales.
He had beat Marcos Jesus Cornejo on 8th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Horn had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Michael Zerafa on 18th December 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michael Zerafa on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Mundine on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Suncorp Stadium, Queensland.
Before that, he had lost to Terence Crawford on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Gary Corcoran on 13th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tim Tszyu had been fighting more than Jeff Horn.
Going to this contest, Tim Tszyu had last fought 8 months and 20 days ago, while Jeff Horn's last outing had been 8 months and 8 days ago.
Tszyu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Horn's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Horn vs Tszyu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Queensland, Australia, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Horn vs Tszyu?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Horn vs Tszyu?
Tim Tszyu was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Jeff Horn made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.