04 Apr

Bohachuk on Tszyu's Mistake: "He's Not a Puncher"

"WBC interim" super welterweight champion (up to 69.85 kg) Ukrainian Serhii Bohachuk (24-1, 23 KOs) believes, contrary to most experts, that the cut ex-champion Tim Tszyu suffered in the bout against Sebastian Fundora wasn't decisive.

"I think even without the cut, the fight pattern wouldn't have changed much. Of course, there wouldn't have been so much blood. Maybe Tszyu would have been more precise. But it wouldn't have been a completely different fight. The issue is that Tszyu chose the wrong tactic. He's not a puncher. He's a great combination fighter. A good pressure fighter. But not a puncher. He's not the type to land one shot and win. And with Fundora, that's exactly what he tried to do—load up for one punch.

The fact that Fundora lost to Mendoza by knockout doesn't mean he's easy to hit. Mendoza just waited for his moment. That loss was due to inexperience. It doesn't mean Fundora 'can't take a punch.' He certainly can. As it turned out, that experience and defeat only benefited Fundora," said Bohachuk in a comment to vRINGe.

As a result of his victory over Tszyu, Fundora became the unified WBC and WBO super welterweight champion. Following this, the WBO ordered his team and Terence Crawford's team to start negotiations. However, medical commission results revealed that Sebastian won't be able to return to the ring anytime soon.