23 Jan

Lubin-Tszyu Bout Cancelled, Crawford Next for Tszyu?

The awaited clash between WBO's super welterweight (up to 69.85 kg) champion, Australia's Timofey Tszyu, and American challenger Erickson Lubin is off the cards. Lubin threw in the towel on the fight during negotiations.

Now, the rumor mill is buzzing with the name of WBC, WBA, and WBO welterweight champ (up to 66.67 kg), Terence Crawford, as a potential next opponent for Tszyu.

Bernie Davis, a key player in Crawford's corner, previously hinted that Tszyu could be on Crawford's radar. This matchup is especially intriguing if the rematch with Errol Spence isn't in the cards. Remember, Crawford clinched a historic win over Spence in early July 2023, becoming the first two-time, four-belt all-around champ. Spence went under the knife for eye surgery after triggering the rematch clause. Meanwhile, Tszyu's last victory came by judges' decision over Brian Mendoza this past October.