Tim Tszyu

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Timofey (Tim) Tszyu
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Reach183 cm (72 in)
Born (1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Boxing record
Total fights16
Wins by KO12

Tim Tszyu[1] (born 2 November 1994) is an Australian professional boxer who held the Australian light-middleweight title in 2019.[2]

Early life[edit]

Tszyu was born in Sydney, Australia to Siberian parents of Russian, Korean and Mongolian descent.[3] His father, Kostya, is a former undisputed light-welterweight champion who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.[4] Tim's first sporting interest began to develop at the age of six when enrolled in gymnastics and later switched sports to association football at the age of 10.[5] As a soccer player, he was selected to play for multiple local representative teams[6] but his interest in the sport began to wane at the age of 13 when he temporarily relocated to Moscow with his family for a few months before returning to Sydney. At the age of 15, Tim decided to quit football and began pursuing a career in boxing. He attended Newington College throughout his teenage years[7] and enrolled in a business degree at the University of Technology Sydney following high school graduation.[8]

Tszyu amassed an amateur boxing record of 33–1 before turning professional in 2016 at the age of 22.[9]

Professional boxing career[edit]

After being away from the sport for four years due to a hand injury,[10] Tszyu made his professional debut in December 2016 when he defeated Zorran Cassidy by unanimous decision (UD) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.[11] He won the WBC-ABCO Continental light-middleweight title in his seventh bout, with a UD over Wade Ryan.[12] In November 2019, Tszyu defeated Jack Brubaker by technical knockout in the fourth round.[13]

On 26 August 2020, he defeated former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn via eighth-round technical knockout (TKO) at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium.[14]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
16 fights 16 wins 0 losses
By knockout 12 0
By decision 4 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
16 Win 16–0 Australia Jeff Horn TKO 8 (10), 3:00 26 Aug 2020 Australia Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, Australia Retained IBF Australasian and WBO Global light-middleweight titles
15 Win 15–0 Australia Jack Brubaker TKO 4 (12), 0:23 6 Dec 2019 Australia International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF Australasian, and WBO Global light-middleweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Australia Dwight Ritchie UD 10 14 Aug 2019 Australia International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia Won IBF Australasian, and WBO Global light-middleweight titles
13 Win 13–0 Australia Joel Camilleri UD 10 15 May 2019 Australia The Star, Sydney, Australia Won Australian light-middleweight title
12 Win 12–0 United Kingdom Denton Vassell TKO 2 (10), 0:23 8 Feb 2019 Australia Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia Won WBA Oceania interim light-middleweight title
11 Win 11–0 Argentina Marcos Jesus Cornejo TKO 1 (10), 2:31 8 Sep 2018 Australia Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia
10 Win 10–0 Indonesia Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus KO 1 (10), 1:41 3 Aug 2018 Australia Technology Park, Sydney, Australia Retained WBC-ABCO Continental light-middleweight title
9 Win 9–0 Indonesia Larry Siwu TKO 4 (10), 0:44 24 May 2018 Australia The Star, Sydney, Australia Retained WBC-ABCO Continental light-middleweight title
8 Win 8–0 New Zealand Ruben Webster TKO 5 (6), 2:15 7 Apr 2018 Australia Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
7 Win 7–0 Australia Wade Ryan UD 10 22 Oct 2017 Australia The Star, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBC-ABCO Continental light-middleweight title
6 Win 6–0 Australia Christopher Khan TKO 2 (5), 1:30 22 Jul 2017 Australia Rumours International, Toowoomba, Australia
5 Win 5–0 Australia Adam Fitzsimmons RTD 3 (6), 3:00 22 May 2017 Australia QT Gold Coast Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Australia
4 Win 4–0 New Zealand Ivana Siau TKO 2 (4) 6 May 2017 New Zealand Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
3 Win 3–0 New Zealand Ben Nelson TKO 3 (4), 1:41 8 Apr 2017 Australia Doltone House, Sydney, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Australia Mark Dalby TKO 3 (4), 1:02 3 Feb 2017 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Australia Zorran Cassady UD 6 17 Dec 2016 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia

Titles in boxing[edit]

  • WBC Continental super welterweight title
  • WBA Oceania super welterweight title
  • Australian super welterweight title
  • WBO Global super welterweight title
  • IBF Australasian super welterweight title


  1. ^ Also known in Russian as Timofei Konstantinovich Tszyu (Russian: Тимофей Константинович Цзю, [tʲɪmɐˈfɛj kɐnstɐnˈtʲinəvit͡ɕ ˈt͡sʲʉ])
  2. ^ "Tim Tszyu defeats Joel Camilleri: result, video, full card, Justin Hodges". Fox Sports. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ Kostya: an Aussie fight icon Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Tim Tszyu - BoxRec". boxrec.com.
  5. ^ Like father, like son -- Tim Tszyu wants multiple titles, Hall of Fame nod Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  6. ^ Fight News Interview: Tim Tszyu Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  7. ^ Kostya Tszyu's son Tim Tszyu has boxing coaches beaming Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  8. ^ You can’t deny what’s in your blood Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  9. ^ Tim Tsyzu shows boxing is well and truly in his genes with TKO victory Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  10. ^ Parkinson, Andrew (11 July 2016). "Like father, like sons: Tim and Nikita Tszyu to chase boxing dream".
  11. ^ Son still has much to learn about boxing, says Kostya Tszyu Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  12. ^ Jaffrey, Ben (24 October 2017). "Wade Ryan takes it to Tim Tszyu".
  13. ^ "LIVE Boxing: Tim Tszyu's quest towards a world title continues against exciting Jack Brubaker". Foxsports. 6 December 2019.
  14. ^ Idec, Keith (26 August 2020). "Tim Tszyu Batters Jeff Horn, Stops Him After 8th Round In One-Sided Fight". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 27 August 2020.

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