Fight fans have been left in awe by a ruthless boxing masterclass from Tim Tszyu that extended the Aussie’s unbeaten record.
Tszyu brutally swept aside Britain’s Denton Vassell to maintain an undefeated start to his professional career and claim the interim WBA Oceania Super Welterweight Title.
The pair were fighting on the undercard of the bout between Paul Gallen and John Hopoate, which the former won after a brutal second round KO.
Tszyu saw off his opponent in the second round with a TKO victory following a fine set of combinations to improve his record to 12-0.
Referee John Cauchi was forced to step in and call a halt to proceedings after it became clear that the British journeyman was no match for the young Australian who was roared on by a sell-out crowd at Hordern Pavillion.
The stunning manner of Tszyu’s victory lit up social media afterwards.
— EatSleepBoxingRepeat (@ESBrepeat) February 8, 2019
Tim Tszyu Just Awesome!!!
— James Taylor (@Jimmy_13) February 8, 2019
My god Tim Tszyu is a weapon. That was just complete dominance #GallenHopoate
— James McKern (@jLmcKern) February 8, 2019
Really good performance from Tim Tszyu. That right hand landed whenever he wanted.
— Nick Campton (@campo37) February 8, 2019
Tim Tszyu very impressive 🥊🥊
— Rhys Radford (@RadfordRhys) February 8, 2019
Tim Tszyu… wow!
— Dean Ritchie (@BulldogRitchie) February 8, 2019
Tim Tszyu takes record to 12-0 with second round TKO of Denton Vassell
— John Alberto (@JohnAlb60879715) February 8, 2019
— Adam Auld (@Adam_Auld) February 8, 2019
Tszyu, son of former undisputed light welterweight champion Kostya, was in command from the outset, striking Vassell cleanly with a strong right and left jab to set a marker in the first round.
The 24-year-old Tszyu continued in a similar vein in the second, until Vassell had a brief reprieve when he returned to his corner after forgetting his mouthguard.
When the fight resumed Tszyu swiftly unleashed a powerful right and uppercut before his next combination dropped Vassell to the canvas.
Vassell regrouped, though only briefly as Tszyu moved in for the kill and pulverised the 34-year-old before Cauchi stepped in and ended the punishment.