Tony Harrison and Tim Tszyu embraced when they saw one another for the first time in anticipation of their upcoming bout on March 12th, 2023, for the interim WBO junior middleweight title at the Qudos Bank Arena in Australia.
Tszyu was taken aback by the embrace from Harrison, but he grasped that the American was joking around with him, so he took a step back, acting as if he was going to throw some punches.
It was clear to see that Harrison was much bigger than Tszyu when they were standing face-to-face. Harrison, who formerly held the WBC 154-pound title, attempted to lull Tszyu into a false sense of security.
Considering that he’s participated in only two fights in the past four years, Harrison will have to be at the top of his game against one of the strongest punchers in the division. After all, Tszyu does not appear fazed at all.
In his comments to Fox Sports, he said: “He knows that’s not going to happen; 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 1, and we’ll see when he gets some air. He’s tall, but my sparring partners are much taller; he looks fragile. You can just see it, I’ve been sparring big, strong unbreakable blokes, and he looks like I could crack him in half.”