Powerful boxing figure's huge boost for Tszyu

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The WBO is owed to marque its determination connected Tim Tszyu's mandatory status wrong days but different sanctioning assemblage has opened up a imaginable way to a satellite rubric for the undefeated Sydney fighter.

While Tszyu is successful contention for a changeable astatine WBO champion Brian Castano's belt, being the No.1 contender, the sanctioning assemblage could opt for the Australian to combat an eliminator bout with second-ranked contender Russia's Magomed Kurbanov (22-0, 13KO). The victor would past look the Argentine who is coming disconnected a divided gully with WBC, WBA, and IBF champion Jermell Charlo.

However, the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman seems to person plans for Tszyu arsenic well. The Australian, who is ranked No.3 by the sanctioning body, is held successful precocious esteem by Sulaiman, the lad of erstwhile World Boxing Council president Jose, who hinted of aboriginal plans for Tszyu.

Tim Tszyu punches the assemblage of Dennis Hogan during their combat astatine Newcastle Entertainment Centre. (Getty)

In an interrogation with KO Boxing Show, Sulaiman confirmed the Sydney prima could beryllium handed an elimination combat with the victor to combat Charlo (34-1-1).

"I judge Tim is 1 of the upcoming superstars. He's got talent, he's got large charisma, large sanction – legacy. But besides helium tin execute successful the ring. He's good. He's got speed, he's got power," helium said.

"I spot him arsenic a imaginable satellite champion successful the adjacent future. We person him ranked fig three. There are talks astir doing immoderate fights – elimination fights – and perchance becoming a challenger for the title and helium has our afloat support."

Jermell Charlo (L) and Brian Castano (R) respond aft their fight. (Getty)

Other fighters ranked supra the 26-year-old Australian successful the WBC see American Erickson Lubin (24-1-0) and Spaniard Sergio Garcia (33-0-0). Lubin's lone nonaccomplishment came to Charlo successful 2017, portion Garcia has lone ever fought extracurricular of Spain once. A combat with either contender would surely trial Tszyu.

Tszyu's promoter No Limit told Wide World of Sports the lad of fable Kostya volition combat successful November with a venue and hostile to beryllium determined erstwhile the WBO makes its decision.

A bout with champion Castano is successful the pipeline but it's apt the Australian volition person to combat retired an eliminator bout for either sanctioning assemblage earlier helium tin combat for a satellite title.

Russian boxer Magomed Kurbanov could beryllium adjacent for Tszyu. (TASS via Getty Images)

It's understood Castano is hopeless for a rematch with Charlo aft their contentious draw, opening up a clash with No.2 contender Russia's Kurbanov.

Tszyu's banal connected the planetary country is rising, and it's wide Sulaiman wants to witnesser the Aussie's "evolution" among the world's best.

"His begetter is simply a legend," helium added. "The WBC has ever been precise adjacent with Konstantin (Kostya) Tszyu. My begetter had a large relations with him and we cannot hold to spot the improvement of Tim who is making large inroads successful the boxing world.

"I instrumentality this accidental to nonstop Tim my respect – my admiration. It is not casual to travel the steps of a palmy father.

"For him to beryllium pursuing the steps of a great, legendary champion it's further admiration and I'm precise arrogant of him."

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