According to Tim Tszyu, Tony Harrison possesses superior fighting skills compared to Jermall Charlo.
Tszyu had a scheduled fight with Charlo, the undisputed super welterweight champion, but the latter had to withdraw because he had broken his left hand.
Tszyu decided not to remain idle and opted to keep himself occupied by facing Harrison, a former world champion who had previously fought Charlo.
Despite the challenge that Harrison (29-3-1, 21 KOs) is expected to bring, Tszyu (21-0, 15 KOs) appears unfazed and untroubled by it.
“If it goes past four, he’s going to be in trouble. My aim is to grab him by the neck and pull him down into the ocean and just let him sink – drown him. It will start from round one, and we’ll see when he gets some air. He’s going to want to tap. He’s going to wish it was UFC,” Tszyu
Meanwhile, in December 2018, Harrison made a significant breakthrough by winning the 154-pound WBC championship in a unanimous decision against Charlo.
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However, he lost the title to Charlo in a rematch during the 11th round due to a tough knockout. With that being said, Tszyu admitted that Harrison would be his toughest opponent yet, believing that he is superior to Charlo in every way.
“I think he’s got superior skills. He’s got a good jab, and good movement, and is hard to hit, slick, and always moving. Different type of opponent to anyone I’ve ever faced.
“I’m not underestimating him. This is going to be a tough fight. I know that. He’s got better skills than Charlo, he beat Charlo and was winning his last fight with Charlo [before the knockout].”