01 Apr

Klitschko's Cutman Feels Sorry for Tszyu

Legendary cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran, who has worked with Vladimir Klitschko among others, shared why the actions of the team of the former world champion in the super welterweight division (up to 154 lbs), Tim Tszyu (24-1, 17 KOs), were incorrect in the title fight against Sebastian Fundora (21-1-1, 13 KOs).

"I'm getting different messages and just finished an interview about Tim Tszyu's cut. Unfortunately, you know that big vein we have on our head, and if it bursts – you can't stop the bleeding.

Tim had such a cut, but it's important to have a good cutman because he should have stopped the fight before the start of the fifth round. It would have been a stoppage due to reasons independent of the fighter. They would have had a chance for a rematch, and they could have protected Tim. I feel sorry for him. I'm sorry that all the technical measures applied were not appropriate to deal with the cut.

I wish Tim Tszyu all the best. What would have happened if he had a good cutman?" said Duran.

Tszyu and Fundora met on the night of March 31. At the end of the second round, Tim collided head-on with his opponent's elbow and suffered a cut, through which blood poured over his eyes until the end of the fight. Fundora won by decision and became the unified champion – with the WBC and WBO belts.