Results: Tskyzu defeats Harrison by TKO in the 9th round at the 2:43 mark!
WOW @Tim_Tszyu predicted he would stop Harrison in round 9 and he GETS IT DONE #TszyuHarrison pic.twitter.com/XHDW2Tll0B— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) March 12, 2023
11:42 p.m. update Tony Harrison makes his way to the ring, eyeing an upset over the hometown favorite Tsyzu.
The WBO interim title and a likely unification fight with Jermell Charlo will be on the line Saturday, March 11 when undefeated Tim Tsyzu (21-0. 15 KOs) takes on Tony Harrison (29-3, 21 KOs) at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. Showtime will have full coverage of the fight starting at 10:45 p.m. ET.
Expect a loud partisan crowd for the home fight Tsyzu, making a major step up in quality of opponent. He is fighting for his first world championship. He has held several regional and secondary titles. Most recently Tszyu earned a decision win over Terrell Gausha on March 26, 2022. Gausha knocked him down in the first round, but Tszyu recovered to win on all three cards. Tszyu’s most notable win to date is a knockout win over former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, who is best known for beating Manny Pacquaio.
Harrison has fought Charlo twice already, beating him by unanimous decision in December 22, 2018 and losing in an 11th-round knockout on December 21, 2019. A big performance and a win on foreign soil would put the 32-year-old Detroit native in line for a rubber match. Harrison’s last fight was an unanimous decision win over Sergio Garcia on April 9, 2022.
Tszyu comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is a -280 favorite while Harrison is a +210 underdog. The favored outcome is a Tszyu knockout at +105, followed by a Tszyu decision at +250. A Harrison decision is +475 and a Harrison stoppage is +500.
Tim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison round-by-round results
Round 1: Harrison 10-9
Patient start for the first minute, Harrison throwing his jab early and often. Harrison also landing to the body nicely, fight going his way so far. Tszyu lands a nice left hand late, but Harrison controlled this round. Tszyu did not land enough and finds himself behind.
Round 2: Tszyu 10-9
Tszyu connects with a nice right hand and Harrison responds promptly with a right of his own. Right upper cut lands for Tszyu and Harrison goes in for a clinch. Tszyu putting a few more punches together this round. Harrison not as aggressive and seemed to be hurt by a few of Tszyu’s combos.
Round 3: Tszyu 10-9
Harrison effective with the jab and Tszyu comes right back with a double right hand. Double jab by Harrison lands clean. Tszyu rocks Harrison with a big right hand and Harrison is on the ropes! Tszyu walking him down now, lands a second one. Punch of the fight so far, Harrison is in trouble. Tszyu tags him again to end the round again and he’s not in good shape.
Round 4: Tszyu 10-9
Harrison consistent with the jab but Tszyu not hurt by it. Tszyu with s strong left hand that connects. Tszyu taking a back seat this round to regain his breath it seems. Not much from either side. Tszyu with more power punches, slight advantage for him this round.
Round 5: Tszyu 10-9
Tszyu lands a nice right again and is pressuring Harrison on the ropes. Another right pops Harrison. Harrison tries a right of his own and misses. Right to the body from Tszyu and Harrison needs to throw more than just his jab. One two for Tszyu lands late and he’s cruising here.
Round 6: Tszyu 10-9
Tszyu the more efficient fighter here through out, left hand connects for him. Harrison finding himself on the ropes repeatedly. Tszyu has a great motor and looks content with outworking Harrison.
Round 7: Tszyu 10-9
Tszyu controlling the fight and Harrison relying on his simple jab too much. Tszyu comes forward with another hook and his power punches are sticking at a better rate than Harrison. Tszyu absorbing power punches from Harrison. Harrison must stay away from the ropes and pray for a miracle.
Round 8: Tszyu 10-9
Tszyu opens up the round tagging Harrison with lethal strikes. Harrison trying his best but being outclassed in this one. Tszyu in full control out powering Harrison and the ref calls for a wet spot in the ring.
Round 9: Tszyu wins by TKO
Harrison needs a signature shot to get some sort of momentum. Harrison on his bike as Tszyu lands a couple right hands and Harrison is in a world of hurt. Harrison hanging onto the side of the rope, consecutive punches land for Tszyu, uppercut after uppercut and down goes Harrison! The ref calls for a stoppage! Tim Tszyu wins in convincing fashion.