23 Mar

Tszyu on Fundora: "It's David vs Goliath"

WBO light middleweight (up to 69,85 kg) champion Tim Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs) has commented on the upcoming fight against Sebastian Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs).

"Everything happened so quickly. On Sunday, I found out I would be fighting Fundora, and by Monday, the tall guys had already arrived at the camp. I'm grateful to them for giving me such work. Just one week to prepare for a fight with such an opponent. It's David against Goliath.

It's an awkward fight, an awkward opponent. You have someone so tall and lanky and with a completely different style than Thurman, to whom I was preparing for eight weeks. Nothing unnerves me, nothing worries me.

This is a unification. The WBC joined in, for which I am thankful. It's another legacy-defining fight. Nothing much to say. He's tall, and he fights. He's a good guy. Hopefully, I'll find the right keys to him.

Mendoza caught him with a clean shot. It didn't take much time, that's all it took," said Tszyu.

It was previously known that Sebastian would replace Keith Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs), who suffered a bicep injury during training.

In the undercard of the Thurman-Tszyu fight, Fundora was supposed to have a bout against the Ukrainian Sergiy Bohachuk (23-1, 23 KOs) for the vacant WBC light middleweight title. The Ukrainian will meet Brian Mendoza (22-3, 16 KOs) for the WBC "interim" championship title.

Tim Tszyu and Sebastian Fundora will meet on March 30th in Las Vegas, USA.