Horn-Tszyu stream begins at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT for a special Aussie edition of Breakfast and Boxing

(August 21, 2020) —Australia’s most anticipated fistic showdown in years has an American streaming home.

Former welterweight world champion and Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff “The Hornet” Horn will face WBO Global Junior Middleweight Champion Tim Tszyu Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, Australia. A socially distanced crowd of more than 16,000 fans are expected for Horn-Tszyu, which will headline a special edition of Breakfast and Boxing exclusively on ESPN+ (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT).

Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs), from Brisbane, toppled Pacquiao in July 2017 via unanimous decision to win the WBO welterweight world title. Horn-Pacquiao, the Top Rank on ESPN series premier, peaked at 4.4 million viewers. Horn defended his title once before losing via ninth-round stoppage to Terence “Bud” Crawford in June 2018. He is 2-1 since the Crawford loss, most recently splitting a pair of action classics against countryman Michael Zerafa in 2019.

Tszyu (15-0, 11 KO), the Sydney-born son of legendary former world champion Kostya Tszyu, returns from a nearly nine-month layoff. He graduated from prospect to contender in 2019, closing out the year in December with a fourth-round TKO over Jack Brubaker that streamed live on ESPN+.

“In my career, what I’ve accomplished and what I’m doing, my dad doesn’t play much of a role. I do my own stuff,” Tszyu told ESPN recently. “He taught me one thing and that’s work ethic, because of that I am who I am. If you want to succeed you have to put in the work.

“I’m proud of what my dad achieved. He’s the greatest boxer in Australian and Russian sports history. I do everything that he’s done. There’s a blueprint. If I could do half of what he did, I’m going to be a great in this sport.”

The Horn-Tszyu stream will also include unbeaten junior lightweight prospect Liam Wilson (6-0, 4 KOs) against Jackson Woods (4-1-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-rounder, former Australian 154-pound champion Joel Camilleri (18-6-1, 8 KOs) versus Adam Copland (5-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight bout, and Australian middleweight prospect Issac “The Headsplitter” Hardman (6-0, 5 KOs ) against seven-year veteran Jamie Weetch (12-3, 5 KOs) in a six-rounder.

August 21, 2014
Townsville, Australia-
WBO reaches out to Townsville Australia youth coordinated by Townsville Fighting Fit Boxing Gym to distribute equipment Boxing supplies to the many needy Youth and spreading the word of awareness of saying no to drugs.
Australia World Boxing Organization Representative, Executive Board Member Danny Leigh have coordinated with Boxing Promoter Joe Pennisi of Ringside Fights Boxing Promotions  and Boxing trainer Jamie Mcintire of Townsville Fighting Fit Boxing Gym along with reigning WBO Oriental Lightweight champion Josh King to help on these gathering of support to reach out to the children of Townsville youth of Australia. 
Mr. Leigh informed that our WBO Organization came on to the right location at Townsville to give opportunity to the many children to stay off the street and rather commit on doing training with Townsville Fighting Fit Boxing Gym.
The big gathering of Youth for the World Boxing Organization “Kids Drug Free Program” came to meet Mr. Leigh to receive their colorful Boxing Gloves donated by the WBO for the Youth, children was enthusiastic gathering to start their training program with Townsville Fighting Fit Boxing Gym.
CEO / Promoter Mr. Joe Pennisi of Ringside Fight sent a warming response to the WBO representatives “Thanking WBO huge for the supplies of equipment Boxing Gloves as a sign of good faith and ongoing commitment to their future boxing endeavors for the children of Townsville”, this is the right time of importance this year to help out on the children of need, he could see that each young person that came through the invitation of the Boxing Gym was thrilled and filled with Happiness and Joy. 
Another great achievements of gift giving from the WBO, Thank you President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel for the continuous support for the children around the world.  More Power to the WBO!!