Tim Tszyu vs. Steve Spark Junior Middleweight Down Under
Showdown This Weds. On ESPN+
The newest superstar in Australian boxing, undefeated junior
middleweight contender Tim Tszyu, will look to extend his
unbeaten record and defend his WBO Global belt in a 10-round
showdown this Wednesday, July 7 against countryman Steve
Spark at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle,
Tszyu was originally supposed to fight longtime contender
Michael Zerafa, who pulled out of the bout due to health
concerns. Spark filled in on about a week’s notice to save
the main event.
Tszyu-Spark and select undercard bouts will stream live and
exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting at 5 a.m.
ET/2 a.m. PT.
Tszyu (18-0, 14 KOs), the WBO No. 1 junior middleweight
contender, has built a fanatical following in Australia,
where he has fought all of his pro bouts. Last August, he
knocked out former world champion Jeff Horn in front of
16,000 fans, and less than four months later, he knocked out
Bowyn Morgan in one round in front of more than 15,000
spectators. Tszyu returned March 31 against former world
title challenger Dennis Hogan and notched a bloody
fifth-round stoppage. Spark (12-1, 11 KOs) has won 11 fights
in a row, including an upset over Jack Brubaker in April to
earn the shot at Tszyu.
In other streaming action on ESPN+:
Undefeated junior lightweight Liam Wilson (9-0, 6 KOs) will
challenge Filipino veteran Joe Noynay (18-2-2, 7 KOs) in a
10-rounder for the WBO Asia Pacific title. Noynay is 6-0-1
in his last seven fights dating back to 2017.
Junior middleweight veteran Troy O’Meley (11-1, 2 KOs) will
face Wade Ryan (18-9, 6 KOs) in a 10-round rematch of last
December’s battle, which was won by Ryan via split decision.
In an eight-round welterweight tilt, Sam Ah See (13-0-1, 6
KOs) will seek to extend his winning streak to 11 against
Czar Amonsot (35-5-3, 22 KOs).
In a six-round female junior bantamweight bout, Linn
Sandstrom (1-1) will fight Natalie Hills, who is making her