Tim Tszyu Eyes Fight With Top Contender After He Beat Dennis Hogan

Tim Tszyu

Tim Tszyu is looking to fight a top contender after he ran through Dennis Hogan.

In the fight, Tszyu went to the head and body and beat down on Hogan until his corner threw in the towel in five rounds. He is now WBO’s number one ranked challenger with the win which puts him in line for a crack at current world champion Brian Castano. However, even if it isn’t Castano next, Tszyu is hoping to fight a big name next time out.

“I’m not satisfied,” Tszyu said (via boxingscene). “I want to be a global boxing star. That’s my goal. It’s always been my goal and I need those big guys. We’re at that stage where I do believe I can compete with the big boys. Charlo got rid of Hogan in seven [rounds]. I do it in five. So my pace was a bit more quicker than Charlo’s. I want an international fight. I want to be recognized globally.”

Although Tszyu got a massive win, he actually thought Hogan would be able to take more damage. He says the goal was to go longer and show off his complete skillset.

“I thought it was going to last a bit longer. I thought I’m going to slow him down even more but he started slowing down from round three,” Tszyu said. I just slowly started picking it up and it was a mixture of body and head [that caused the damage] because the head shot was what dropped him.

“He was feeling every shot and it was only going downhill [for him]. I thought I was picking it up every minute and it was just a matter of time. He was getting worse and worse and I think his corner did a good job. When I’m in the ring, this is my kingdom,” Tszyu added. “Round one I was a bit too excited. That comes with experience. In rounds two and three I was able to slow it down and not rush and be able to pick my certain shots. I was rushing a bit and I wasn’t 100% happy with that performance.”

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