Tim Tszyu and Brian Mendoza battle it out in the main event at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, QLD on Sunday, October 15. The contest features Australia’s WBO super welterweight champion up against interim WBC titleholder of the United States. The world championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.
Tim Tszyu, the undefeated Australian star, returns to the Gold Coast to make the first defense of his Junior Middleweight title against Brian Mendoza, who is fresh off one of the KOs of the year. Tszyu, the son of boxing legend Kostya Tszyu, dominated former world champion Tony Harrison to win the interim title in March before knocking out Carlos Ocampo in one round in June. Mendoza scored one of the year’s biggest upsets and best KOs when he stopped Sebastian Fundora in April. Live on SHOWTIME.
Two champions are set to collide in what promises to be a monumental fight night. Tim Tszyu, the newly crowned WBO champion, will square off against Brian ‘The Giant Killer’ Mendoza, the menacing WBC champion. This fight catapults Tim into the big time as he comes up against the best in the division. It’s “Champion vs Champion,” and the stakes? Absolutely massive.
The fight is locked in for Sunday, October 15. No Limit is worked hard to secure the event on home soil giving fight fans the chance to see Tim live before he likely heads off the The U.S. for the foreseeable future.
For the victor, the spoils of war could lead to a mega-fight against the boxing elites, be it Terrence Crawford, Jermell Charlo, or Canelo Alvarez in 2024. This battle serves as a launchpad to ascend into boxing royalty. But for Tim Tszyu, this is not just any fight. Mendoza represents the toughest challenge he’s faced. The Giant Killer doesn’t just bring a championship belt to the ring. He carries with him devastating power in both fists and a record of defeating those thought unbeatable.
Openly conceding to having a huge chip on his shoulder, Brian Mendoza is promising to shatter Tim Tszyu’s world-title dreams with a brutal display of sustained firepower.
Mendoza (22-2, 16KOs) is convinced Tszyu (23-0, 17KOs) won’t be able to cope with his relentless counter-punching when Australian boxing’s son of a gun puts his WBO super-welterweight belt on the line on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
The 29-year-old American is riding high after recording a thunderous against-the-odds knockout win over Sebastian Fundora to claim the WBC super-welterweight strap.