Tim Tszyu bloodied in first defeat as Sebastian Fundora claims super welterweight belts

31 March 2024 04:13
Fundora wins split decision 116-112, 115-113, 112-116 in 12-round epicAustralian suffers head gash in second round of Las Vegas boutA bloodied Tim Tszyu has been cruelly denied in his quest to emulate his legendary father Kostya and become a unified world boxing champion after a sapping loss to towering American Sebastian Fundora. Suffering his first defeat in 25 fights, Tszyu surrendered his WBO super welterweight belt and the vacant WBC strap at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, missing his chance to take his place among the sport’s elite.Tszyu lost the fight in a split decision, with the judges scoring the fight 116 -112, 115-113, 112-116 in favour of Fundora. The unlucky Australian’s fight derailed at the end of the second round when he walked into the elbow of 197cm Fundora, opening up a huge gash on his head. But he was gracious in defeat. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian