Following Michael Zerafa’s controversial withdrawal, Australian boxing star Tim Tszyu will face Queensland rival Steve Spark at Newcastle’s Entertainment Centre on Wednesday evening.
Tszyu has held the Australian middleweight title since 2019, boasting an impeccable career record of 18 wins (14KOs) and zero defeats.
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Spark meanwhile is coming off 11 consecutive victories, 10 of which were knockouts.
His last defeat was way back in 2015 – a majority decision loss to Baishanbo Nasiyiwula in what was just his second professional fight.
“The time for talk is over,” Spark said at Tuesday’s weigh-in.
“I’m coming for war, I’m coming to take Tim Tszyu out.”
What time is the fight?
Coverage will start on Main Event from 7pm AEST tonight, but as we know with boxing, timings are rarely exact.
Tszyu and Spark likely won’t enter the ring before 9.30pm AEST, with the opening bell on the main event probably leaning closer to 10pm.
Steve Spark and Tim Tszyu at the weigh-in.Source:Supplied
Full fight card
Tim Tszyu vs Stevie Spark – WBO Global and vacant Commonwealth super welterweight titles
Liam Wilson vs Joe Noymay – WBO Asia-Pacific super featherweight title
Wade Ryan vs Troy O’Meley – IBO international super welterweight title
Sam ah See vs Czar Amonsot
Linn Sanstrom vs Natalie Gonzales Hills – Vacant ANBF Australasian super flyweight title
Miles Zalewski vs Le Fook
Tszyu vs Spark odds
Tszyu is an unbackable favourite with the bookies paying $1.04 for him to win the fight.
Spark has extremely long odds of $9.50.
In other markets, Tszyu is $1.22 to win by knockout or TKO and is also paying $6 to win in the first round.
How can I watch the fight?
You can watch the fight live on Kayo or Foxtel’s Main Event. The pay-per-view will cost you $59.95.
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Painters replace Michael Zerafa on the mural with Spark’s name.Source:Getty Images
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