New South Wales, Australia
This comign Friday is a huge day in Asian boxing, sadly however Thursday is much less interesting with only one bout of note featuring an Asian fighter, and even he is a man up against it.
The Asian in question is Indonesian veteran Larry Siwu (27-10, 23), who travels to Australia to face off with second generation hopeful Tim Tszyu (8-0, 6), the son of Kostya Tszyu, in a bout for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Super Welterweight title, which Tszyu will be defending for the first time. The unbeaten Australian hopeful hasn't shown the magic that his legendary father had, but at 23 isn't needing to rush and can certainly hone his skills before being pushed into bigger and better bouts. On paper Siwu looks like a step up in class for the youngster but the reality is that the 35 year old Indonesian has never won a bout outside of his homeland and will not be expected to change that here. Despite Siwu being expected to lose he will likely give the youngster a test, and this could be the most interesting bout of Tszyu's career so far.