Jermell Charlo Gives Tim Tszyu His Due, but Says He’s Not Worried About Fighting Him
Tim Tszyu’s recent victory over Tony Harrison to claim the WBO interim title impressed WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF champion Jermell Charlo, but he is not worried about facing Tszyu when he is fully recovered from his hand injury. Charlo was originally scheduled to fight Tszyu on January 28th, but was forced to withdraw due to the injury. Tszyu then took the opportunity to challenge Harrison, the only fighter to beat Charlo, and won convincingly.
Charlo said that Tszyu didn’t show him anything new, and that his own style, movement, and power would make Tszyu do completely different things in the ring. While he admitted that Tszyu would be a tough fight because he’s coming forward, Charlo believes he’s perfect for his style. He also expressed confidence that Tszyu couldn’t take his punch, which he considers to be different from others.
After the fight, Tszyu praised Harrison and declared that he was ready for Charlo. He also stated that he doesn’t think Charlo is afraid of him, and that fighters aren’t scared, it’s just not part of their mentality. Charlo, known for his angry persona, was described by Tszyu as a “real angry man” who “barks a lot.”
Charlo’s injury has postponed his anticipated clash with Tszyu, but once he is fully recovered, the two fighters will face off for the undisputed junior middleweight championship. While Tszyu’s win over Harrison has shown his potential, Charlo remains confident that he will come out on top.