Tszyu vs Mendoza - Showtime - Oct. 15 - 8 am ET

Tszyu vs Mendoza – Showtime – Oct. 15 – 8 am ET

Tim Tszyu will defend his WBO super-welterweight world title on Sunday, October 15, at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.

At 28, Tszyu is gearing up to defend his WBO super-welterweight world title, and this will be the first time he does so since the organization made the decision to grant him full champion status. This opportunity was created as soon as Jermell Charlo was announced to step into the ring for his  bout with Canelo Alvarez on September 30.

The situation may become even more intense if the WBC decides to follow the example set by the WBO and strip Charlo of the title. If that happens, Mendoza would ascend, transforming the battle into a world title unification fight.

In what seems like a relentless pace, this will be the third fight for Tszyu within a seven-month span. His recent triumphs include knocking out the former WBC world champion Tony Harrison in Sydney in March, and a victory over world-rated Mexican Carlos Ocampo on the Gold Coast in July.

Mendoza hasn’t been idle either. He dramatically knocked out the previously unified champion Jeison Rosario last November, followed by a savage defeat of the unbeaten Sebastian Fundora, thus acquiring the WBC interim-title at 154-pounds.

Aged 29 and hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mendoza is arguably the most dangerous opponent Tszyu has ever faced. He has made a name for himself by displaying both immense power and an unusual ease when going up against some of the division’s top fighters, often as the underdog.

The stakes are high for the showdown on October 15, as the victor will aim to challenge Jermell Charlo for an undisputed title fight, assuming Charlo opts to return to the division following his September 30 match.

Tim Tszyu is pumped, “I’m expecting a war,” he announces, eyes gleaming with anticipation. “Mendoza? He’s going to push me harder than anyone has before. Yeah, he’s the underdog, but coming to Australia won’t rattle him. Just don’t expect to hear any cheers for him in the crowd.”

He leans forward, animated as he continues, “This is the clash everyone’s talking about, the one that’s got me hyped. Why? Because it’s going to be a banger. We both hunger for the fight, pack a punch, and live for those killer knockouts—the kind that fans replay again and again.”

Reflecting on his career path, Tszyu adds, “The road to undisputed continues, and it’s going to be a wild ride.”

George Rose, the CEO of No Limit Boxing, chimes in with equal enthusiasm. “Tim Tszyu is the new king of his division, and he’s not settling for anything less than the best. He wanted Mendoza, the toughest out there, and he got him.”

Rose’s voice rises with excitement, “We could’ve taken it easy, but Tim? He’s all about the adrenaline, the 24/7 focus. This isn’t just any fight; this is THE fight.”

He finishes with a nod to the stakes at hand: “When you’re playing at Tim’s level, chasing ‘undisputed’, you go big. Mendoza brings that edge, that thrill. It’s a gamble, but hey, this is boxing, and now it’s Tim’s time to shine.”

Rose couldn’t contain his excitement: “Securing this fight for the Gold Coast and Australia is a significant achievement,” remarked Rose.

“The atmosphere during a world title fight week in one of Australia’s most scenic spots is an experience you won’t want to skip. Tim’s defeat of Carlos Ocampo just a short while back was downright astonishing and left an indelible impression on boxing enthusiasts worldwide.”

Rose also hinted at future developments: “It seems this could be Tim’s last fight in Australia for a while, and his opponent, Brian Mendoza, is no pushover.”

“Mendoza holds the second rank in the division, signaling that the stakes couldn’t be higher. Prepare for an electrifying experience right from the first ring of the bell.”

Stirling Hinchliffe, Queensland’s Minister for Tourism and Sport, also weighed in on why the Gold Coast was selected: “The Gold Coast serves as an ideal backdrop for this world title fight,” he opined.

“It’s excellent that Tim chose to return to the superb Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre to defend his world title. The audience is undoubtedly eager to see him perform, especially after his stunning win in the first round of his last fight.”

He continued, “Endorsed by Tourism and Events Queensland, this fight will not just be a spectacle for sporting enthusiasts but a significant contribution to our local economy. Fans will be coming from all over Australia, while images of our breathtaking Gold Coast will capture the attention of a worldwide audience.”

“The influx of fans is expected to benefit local hospitality businesses. Anticipating around 7,500 visitor stays, we foresee nearly $4 million in spending that will invigorate our local tourism industry.”

Tom Tate, the Mayor of Gold Coast, joined the chorus of enthusiastic voices: “The event is set, and it’s monumental! This year’s most significant world title fight in Australia is happening right here in Gold Coast,” he asserted.

“Tim has become a beloved figure among Gold Coast residents, so having him choose our city for this mega event is genuinely thrilling.”

“This is going to be an unforgettable fight night, featuring two extraordinary athletes from the WBO and WBC Super Welterweight divisions. I have every confidence that Tim will represent Australia excellently on October 15.”

For comprehensive information and ticket purchase for the Tszyu-Mendoza fight, please visit NoLimitBoxing.com.au.

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Oct 15 2023


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 15 2023
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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