Aussie Tops Tszyu vs Harrison Betting Odds
Boxing Royalty Faces Toughest Test
Tszyu vs Harrison betting odds expects Australian phenom Tim Tszyu to emerge victorious this Sunday.
The 28-year-old has yet to be defeated from 21 fights, but Tony Harrison is a tough fighter with loads of experience at the top level.
Boxing betting odds have Tszyu at -260, so there is market support for the local hope.
🥊Tszyu vs Harrison🥊
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Location: Pacific time qudos bank arena, Sydney, Australia
No Longer in the Shadows
Tszyu has always been in the shadow of his famous father, Kostya, who held the light-welterweight titles during his long boxing career.
He has stepped out of that shadow and forged a name for himself, which could be heightened if he’s to get past Harrison.
Tszyu had been fighting moderate Australian fighters for most of his career before rising in class when beating Takeshi Inoue on home soil. It was a good decision win where the Australian barely lost a round.
Beating the Japanese star was great for his confidence, but he didn’t get past Terrell Gausha very easily last year. The American gave him a run for his money, which is concerning because we rate Harrison much better than Gausha.
Tsyzu vs Harrison betting odds don’t seem to think he will be tested by the more experienced American, but the favorite won’t have it all his own way on Saturday.
His last two wins have come by decision, so his knockout power has been found out when rising in class. The sportsbook also believes he is a better chance of winning by knockout compared to a decision, but bookmakers have been known to make mistakes, so bettors could capitalize.
One thing is for sure, Tszyu’s endurance is there. He has gone 12 rounds in his last two fights.
“I know when I was growing up my dad was an army sergeant with the way he approached life and I’m times two to how he was,” Tszyu said. “The funny thing is that as the rounds go up and up and up, I feel like I don’t get tired. My breathing’s on point and everything’s just running smoothly. Right now I feel like I could run over anyone and it’s a good position and feeling to have, especially leading up to such a big fight.”
Harrison Has Upset Claims
Don’t count out Harrison. His boxing schedule is packed with much more high-profile fights compared to Tszyu, so the +210 is worth looking at.
The 32-year-old defeated Jermell Charlo in 2018 for the WBC World Welterweight title. He lost the rematch, but beating Charlo is a great victory for his record.
He got back to winning form against Sergio Garcia last year, which was a five-star fight. Garcia was a tough 33-1 fighter, so his easy decision win is a step in the right direction.
Despite having three knockout losses on his record and letting his hands slip at times, Harrison isn’t a fighter to be messed with. He has 21 knockout wins from 33 fights, and he is ranked only two places behind Tszyu.
Harrison has every right to be confident of pulling off an upset in Australia.
“Sometimes, you’ve got to have other attributes to help you win fights. He’s a tough guy. He’s a tough little cookie,” Harrison said.
“It’s passed down from his father; he’s a tough cookie. So he doesn’t have to have the best skills. His skills are totally beneath me. 100,000 totally beneath me, but does he have other attributes that are tougher than mine? Toughness and pace and stuff like that? Yeah, he can win fights like that.”
Tszyu vs Harrison betting odds aren’t respecting his ability. We would have preferred to see the fight take place in the U.S, but Harrison is primed for an upset.
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