Tim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison Media Workout Quotes
One of the world’s most famous and beautiful beaches was the
backdrop for the Tim Tsyzu vs. Tony “Superbad” Harrison open
media workout on Thursday as both fighters met the local
Sydney media and went through their paces in a pop-up ring
just steps from the golden sand of Bondi Beach.
Just like the undefeated hometown hero Tszyu, Detroit’s
former world champion Harrison looked relaxed and poised in
the hot Australian sun in advance of their showdown for the
vacant Interim WBO 154-pound title live on SHOWTIME Saturday
March 11 at 10:45 p.m. ET/7:45 p.m. PT. Harrison was joined
in the ring by his brother/trainer L.J. Harrison and his
sparring partner and good friend Charles Conwell.
Here is what the fighters had to say just three days out
from fight night:
“This is a big one. The entire boxing world is talking about
it and it means we’re doing things right – taking the big
fights as I’ve always wanted the big fights. I’ve always
wanted to get a big name on the resume and now there’s just
one job left to do.
“I see Shawn Porter and [undisputed woman’s super
featherweight champion] Alycia Baumgardner out there. It’s
the magnitude of the event, you know. We’re the two top
contenders and that’s what brings the stars out.
“[Harrison has been talking a lot, but] wait till he feels
the first jab and it’s all going to change. On Sunday, we’ll
“I’m feeling intimidating right now. I need someone in front
of me. See that water out there. Well, that water’s going to
be in this ring and I’m going to drown him and suck the life
out of him.”
“That’s about all I needed to show today. I could have taken
off my, but I didn’t want the crowd to go nuts, you know?
“Nah, everyone loves my accent, so they adapt to me, I don’t
adapt to them. I love Australia. I think I’ll stay a couple
extra days here after the fight.
“This is exactly what our division needs. This is what
boxing needs. This is the year all the best fight the best.
“My trump card is here, and I don’t brag a lot about people,
but whenever I fight an orthodox fighter, my trump card is
none other than Charles Conwell. Trust me, give it a couple
of years and he’ll be fighting for a belt soon. This is
Michigan vs. Ohio State, we all know about that.”