Australia’s Tim Tszyu has won his first ever fight on a American soil.
The 27-year-old light-middleweight has defeated the home crowd hero Terrell Gausha via UD after a hard fought 12 rounds in Minnesota, US. The son of the legendary Kostya Tzsyu retained its WBO global light-middleweight title and its rocking a 21-0 pro record.
It wasn’t an easy fight for Tzsyu at all, as the Aussie had to get up from the floor in the very first round, as Gaisha managed to land a perfect straight right hand that sent Tszyu toppling to the mat. Tszyu bounced back onto his feet but was sporting a cut under his left eye for the remainder of the frame.
The flash knockdown didn’t deter Tszyu, who used his physicality, aggressive and come-forward style to punish Gausha to the head and body on his way to a victory by scores of 116-111, 115-112, and 114-113.
TSZYU PULLS IT OFF! After 12 entertaining rounds, @Tim_Tszyu defeats @TerrellGausha by unanimous decision to win his U.S. debut 🔥💪#TszyuGausha pic.twitter.com/mMsUIMcYOc
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) March 27, 2022
A native of Rockdale, Australia, Tszyu was able to stay in control with a relentless body attack, landing 93 body shots compared to 29 from Gausha, according to CompuBox. Tszyu stayed close to Gausha throughout the action, eating the occasional counter right hand in order to land his 207 power punches, which outpaced Gausha’s 106. In addition to his edge in punch output, Tszyu was more accurate, landing 32% of his shots compared to 28% for Gausha.