Tim Tszyu’s aspirations for undisputed have suffered another setback, as it has been reported that Jermell Charlo, the undisputed super welterweight champion, is taking longer to recuperate from a hand injury than anticipated.
In January, Tszyu was scheduled to have a fight with Charlo. However, the champion had to withdraw from the bout due to a hand injury.
Afterwards, Tszyu fought against Tony Harrison, beating him in nine rounds. In the process of doing so, he won the interim WBO super-welterweight title and secured another opportunity to compete against Charlo.
But according to reports, Charlo’s recovery is taking longer than expected, as the fight could be rescheduled for August or September.
In response, Tszyu stressed that Charlo initially underestimated him when the fight was announced but may have now changed his tune.
According FOX Sports Tim Tszyu next fight won't be against undisputed JMW champion Jermell Charlo. Tszyu says that Charlo's left hand recovery will be longer than it was expected. Tszyu has plans to fight in June and then take fight for undisputed #CharloTszyu pic.twitter.com/h0k21uAwZ2
— #RodriguezGonzalez (@BatmanBoxing) April 4, 2023
In his comments, he said: “The bloke hasn’t fought for 12 months. How long can you keep postponing a fight? I think he understands this isn’t an easy fight for him. And so he wants to be 120 per cent ready. I think before he was taking me lightly.
“Saying he was going to beat me with one hand. That he was ready to fight with one hand. Now he knows, though. So he’s taking his time. He will try and postpone it for as long as he can.”