Reports have emerged that Tim Tszyu suffered a dog bite over the weekend, requiring a hospital visit and some emergency arm surgery.
The incident has cast some doubt on Tszyu’s upcoming opportunity to eventually face unified champion Jermell Charlo in the 154 lb division.
However, Tszyu’s manager, Glen Jennings, has confirmed that the scheduled WBO interim title fight against Carlos Ocampo on June 18th, 2023, will proceed as planned.
Given the dog bite, it would have been understandable for Tszyu to consider canceling the Ocampo fight.
However, Jennings assured the media that Tszyu’s wound was not significant and that the post-surgical report was positive.
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“The wound was superficial. The post-surgical report is good. Tim will be ready and 100 percent healthy and focused to take on Carlos Ocampo on June 18th,” Jennings.
Much in the same way, co-promoter George Rose emphasized Tszyu’s resilience and the support of his experienced team, assuring fans that he would be more than ready come fight night.
“It’s certainly not the ideal preparation anytime a fighter ends up in hospital a few weeks out from a world title fight, but the best news right now is that Tim is doing ok.
“He has the best and most experienced team around him in world boxing. They have assured me he’ll be more than ready on June 18. if they’re confident, I’m confident,” Rose