The big day is nigh. Brisbane school teacher turned WBO Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn is finally facing off against longtime rival and countryman Tim Tszyu in an all-out battle for Australia. While a big-name bout is welcomed in any circumstances, the Horn vs Tszyu fight couldn’t come at a better time. With Melburnians locked up, devoid of any mid-week entertainment, the bout promises to be a welcome respite from the bleakness outside. Billed as the boxing event of the year, it’s little wonder so many people are trying to figure out how to watch Horn vs Tszyu in Australia this Wednesday 26 August.
Horn vs Tszyu
The Horn vs Tszyu battle has been a long-awaited bout for Aussie boxing fans. For months, the pair has teased us with petty squabbles played out on a national stage, but come Wednesday night, we’ll find out who Australia’s premier fighter is. Tszyu, 25, rattled off three straight wins in 2019 against Joel Camilleri, Dwight Ritchie, and Jack Brubaker to set up the fight. Horn, 32, went toe to toe with Michael Zerafa last year; exacting his revenge in the December rematch after being stopped by the middleweight 12 months ago. The strong performances from both Aussie fighters has fans predicting Horn vs Tszyu might go down in the record books as an all-time great bout, but the build-up has been far from smooth.
Reports of corruption overshadowed the weigh-in on Tuesday after Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton made explosive allegations about Tszyu having an unfair advantage. According to Rushton, Tszyu has been training at a gym owned by one of the judges, a former cornerman for his famous father, ex-light welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu. Governing body, the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has already confirmed no judges will be swapped out for the fight, though, meaning there could be contention should Tszyu take hold the chocolates.
Speaking of, both fighters were required to weigh in under the 69.85kg limit to qualify for the super welterweight division. On Tuesday, Tszyu came in at 69.1kg, while Horn just snuck in at 69.9kg. The fight will be for Tim Tszyu’s IBF Australasian super welterweight and WBO Global super welterweight titles.
How to Watch Horn vs Tszyu in Australia
For those wondering how to watch Horn vs Tszyu in Australia, there’s good news. For the first time ever, Kayo Sports is offering the major sporting event, after securing a solid deal. That goes along with the Main Event channel on Foxtel. In order to watch Horn vs Tszyu on Kayo Sports, you will need to purchase the event through Kayo Pay Per View prior to the 7pm start time. Horn vs Tszyu on Kayo Sports will set you back AUD$59.95 for new or existing Kayo customers who sign up to view it on Kayo.
What Time Does Horn vs Tszyu Start?
The full Horn vs Tszyu card will include eight full fights and will be held on Wednesday 26 August. The three undercard fights will begin at 6pm, available to view on Fox Sports 503 or Kayo Sports. The Main Event coverage will then kick off at 7pm. The headline fight of Horn Vs Tszyu is expected to get underway at approximately 9:30pm (AEST).
Horn vs Tszyu Full Card
- Jeff Horn vs. Tim Tszyu — 10 x 3 minute rounds
- Isaac Hardman vs. Jamie Weetch — 8 x 3 minute rounds
- Liam Wilson vs. Jackson Woods — 8 x 3 minute rounds
- Shannon O’Connell vs. Kylie Fulmer — 8 x 2 minute rounds
- Adam Copland vs. Joel Camilleri — 6 x 3 minute rounds
- Ben Horn vs. Patrick Clarke — 4 x 3 minute rounds
- Linn Sandstrom vs. Jessica Cashman — 4 x 2 minute rounds
- Vegas Larfield vs. Ricky Hunt — 4 x 3 minute rounds
How can I watch Horn vs Tszyu in Australia?
You can watch the Horn vs Tsyzu fight in Australia through Main Event on Foxtel, or for the first time, on Kayo Sports.
What time does Horn vs Tszyu start?
The headline act is set to get underway at approximately 9.30pm (AEST), with the card starting at 6pm.
How much does Kayo cost?
Kayo's monthly subscriptions start at $25 per month with our Basic Package. However, in order to watch Main Events, you will be required to purchase these through Kayo.