British boxer Liam Smith has questioned Tim Tszyu’s world-title credentials and says he’ll “fly to Australia tomorrow” to substantiate or merciless them.
Smith was one of many world superstars of Tszyu’s weight division that the Australian referred to as out after destroying Stevie Spark final week to increase his undefeated report with a fifteenth knockout win from 19 fights.
Executed with Australian opposition, Tszyu is eyeing both Smith, Russian Magomed Kurbanov, or Individuals Tony Harrison or Danny Garcia as a stepping stone to a possible super-welterweight world title bout towards Jermell Charlo, who holds three of the 4 belts and faces Brian Castano on Sunday in Texas for the opposite.
However Smith, a former world champion, believes Tszyu nonetheless must show himself on the most important levels.
“He is creating very, very nicely and I feel he’ll develop to be fighter and I’ve stated that on report,” Smith informed Boxing Social.
“They’ve matched him completely and his profession’s (advancing) and his opposition’s gone the identical approach.
“With that being stated, who’s his finest win? Dennis Hogan was in all probability his finest win and by all accounts it feels like Dennis Hogan would possibly retire after this.”
Smith stated Tszyu wants a significant scalp to show his bona fides for Charlo.
“A battle with those talked about will reply a number of questions of Tim Tszyu’s path. If he beats me, you may say he is prepared for it,” he stated.
“If he does not beat me, he isn’t prepared. I feel he’ll find yourself fighter.
“I feel now, put anyone OK in entrance of him, he is proven he isn’t onerous to hit. I feel you may get a couple of completely different solutions on Tim Tszyu.”
Smith remains to be smarting after a last-up loss to Kurbanov and says he’d relish the possibility to atone towards Tszyu – even when meant a long-haul flight to Australia and two weeks in quarantine.
“My administration staff are discussing it now and I will go away it to them and whoever else and if there is a deal there to be made, I am positive it is going to be made,” the 32-year-old stated.
“Would I’m going to Australia? After all I’d. I have been to Russia, Mexico, the States. Put a battle to me that is sensible for me, I will go and that is precisely the identical with Tim Tszyu.
“Tim Tszyu is no-one completely different … he is no-one I worry, no-one I am afraid of so if it is sensible for me, I will be on the evening flight there.
“I would battle him tomorrow. I would fly to Australia tomorrow so long as the deal was proper.”