Tim Tszyu Drops Steve Spark Twice, KO In Round Three
July 7, 2021
Austrialian Boxing sensation Tim Tszyu was able put up another stunning performance, dropping Steve Spark twice en route to a third round stoppage on Wednesday afternoon at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, Australia.
Tszyu, who will now be embarking on a world title run, dropped the late replacement Spark twice with body shots, with the second knockdown prompting the immediate stoppage from the referee at exactly 2:22 of the scheduled, 10 round fight.
Tszyu sent a statement ahead of his World Title pursuit which, He promised to embark on during his preparation for the fight with Spark. Spark saw Tszyu as a way to light and fought accordingly and tried proving to the boxing world, he wasn’t there to make up numbers despite fighting at the weight class for the first time.
The 24 year old Spark, just recently moved up to the Welterweight division but took up the opportunity immediately Michael Zerefa pulled out, making himself a local favorite. Spark was quick in the first round , moving close and connecting from the inside and was even able to connect an upper cut, while Tszyu was still trying to settle in.
Tszyu started his attack in the second round, connected a big left hook despite being attacked with huge right hands. Worked Spark to the ropes and then connected a huge uppercut, snapping his head backwards. Immediately, Spark witnessed his defenses shutdown and by the end of the round, his team had a huge swelling on his face to contend with and were granted a little more time from the referee to deal with it.
Tszyu changed his focus and began targeting his body, breaking him down with shots to his mid-section. Then a big left hook sent Spark to the canvas and left him in pains. He was able to beat the count but that was basically to his detriment as Tszyu saw the knockout and went for it, connecting another hook to the body sent him down again and forced the referee Brad Vocale to halt the fight.
Spark fell to 12-2 , with 11 knockouts and saw his 11 fight winning streak snapped by the loss. Spark lost his second pro fight but went on to win 11 consecutive fights, 10 via knockout be for a decision victory over Jack Brubakar in his last outing.
Tszyu (19-0) on the other hand scored the 15th knockout of his professional, his fifth in a row. He is currently ranked No. 1 by WBO (Borld Boxing Organization) and presently looks more likely to be ordered to face Current WBO champion Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12KOs), who is also preparing for a fight with Unified 154 pound champion Jermell Charlo on July 17 in Texas. The fight will be for Undisputed status.
Speaking after the fight Tszyu, named his targets as he looks to take over the welterweight and Junior middleweight divisions.
“There Liam Smith, [Magomed] Kurbanov and Danny Garcia—those are the three boys I’m going for,” Tszyu said after scoring his fifth consecutive knockout. “If you’re watching boys, I’m coming for you.”