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Who won Tszyu vs Harrison?
Tim Tszyu beat Tony Harrison by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
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).
This contest was for the vacant WBO super welterweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Goodman vs Doheny.
Tszyu vs Harrison stats
Back in March 2023, Tim Tszyu stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Tony Harrison made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Tim Tszyu was the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
Harrison had a height advantage of 4 inches over Tszyu. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Tim Tszyu & Tony Harrison fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tszyu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 5 months later than Harrison, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 53 less professional rounds, 117 to Harrison's 170.
Tim Tszyu went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Tony Harrison was ranked number 3 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Tszyu vs Harrison form
Tszyu remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Terrell Gausha on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Armory, Minneapolis, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Takeshi Inoue on 17th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, New South Wales, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dennis Hogan on 31st March 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales.
Before that, he had beat Bowyn Morgan on 16th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Bankwest Stadium, New South Wales.
He had defeated Jeff Horn on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Queensland.
Tony Harrison had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sergio Garcia on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Bryant Perrella on 17th April 2021 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Shrine Exposition Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jermell Charlo on 21st December 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at Toyota Arena, California.
Before that, he had won against Jermell Charlo on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had defeated Ishe Smith on 11th May 2018 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tim Tszyu had been fighting more than Tony Harrison.
Going to this contest, Tim Tszyu had last fought 11 months and 13 days ago, while Tony Harrison's last outing had been 11 months and 2 days ago.
Tszyu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Harrison's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Tszyu vs Harrison start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 AM UTC at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Tszyu vs Harrison?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.
What were the odds on Tszyu vs Harrison?
Tim Tszyu was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Tony Harrison made his way into the ring at 21/10 (+210) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Tim Tszyu - Decision||50%|
|Tim Tszyu - KO||30%|
|Tony Harrison - Decision||20%|
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