Tim Tszyu Undergoes Surgery Following Dog Bite, June 18 Fight Against Carlos Ocampo Still Expected To Take Place

Tim Tszyu

Tim Tszyu is set to defend his interim WBO junior middleweight title against Mexico’s Carlos Ocampo, but there is some concern the fight won’t happen.

According to BoxingScene.com, Tszyu reportedly just underwent surgery where the injury was reportedly sustained from a dog bite. However, Tszyu’s team is confident he will be ready to fight on June 18.

“Tim Tszyu was treated by the team doctor and surgeon on Saturday afternoon for a laceration on his right forearm,” Glenn Jennings, Tszyu’s career-long manager, confirmed on Monday, although he didn’t specify the cause. “The wound was superficial. The post-surgical report is all good. There is no doubt that Tim will be ready and 100% healthy and focused to take on Carlos Ocampo on June 18.”

Although Tim Tszyu’s manager wouldn’t confirm how the injury happened, Fox Sports Australia claimed multiple sources informed them it was from a dog bite. Yet, everyone involved has confirmed the fight will still happen in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

“Like everyone, I was shocked and worried when I first heard the news,” George Rose, Tszyu’s promoter and CEO of No Limit Boxing, said of the incident in question. “It’s certainly not the ideal preparation anytime a fighter ends up in hospital a few weeks out from 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 reassured me he’ll be more than ready on June 18 to take on Ocampo. If they’re confident, I’m confident.”

Tim Tszyu (22-0) is coming off a win over Tony Harrison back in March to win the interim WBO junior middleweight title. In his career, he holds notable wins over Dennis Hogan, Jeff Horn, and Denton Vassell among others.

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