Unbeaten junior middleweight Tim Tszyu is expecting a knockout ending when he faces IBF, WBA, WBO, WBC undisputed world champion Jermell Charlo.
Tszyu is the mandatory challenger under the World Boxing Organization.
The Australian star traveled to the United States back in May, to watch Charlo unify the entire weight class with a knockout victory in his rematch with Brian Castano.
There has been chatter through media circles that Charlo and Tszyu will collide on January 28, with Las Vegas as the frontrunner city to host the fight.
Tszyu will enter the ring against Charlo as a very big underdog.
“In my eyes, I can’t see how I’m the underdog,” Tszyu told the Herald. “This is the definition of being great for me, this is it.
“People can doubt me all they want, the experts can say what they want. When we get in the ring, it’s me and him. I’m coming hunting with a spear. And the spears are my two hands. I would say I am self-motivated anyway; I don’t need someone to tell me ‘You can’t do this’. I know what I’m capable of. I see this guy, OK, he’s a good fighter, he’s achieved this, he’s been a world champion since I’ve been pro. This is a new era. I am the new era.
“I’m going hunting now. He calls himself a lion, but I’m hunting the lion. There’s going to be a lot of tension, it’s going to be a big build-up, a big fight. Everyone has got a weakness; everyone has a breaking point and it’s all about exploiting that. Preparation for this will be key, my mindset is key. The game plan has to be 100 per cent spot on and it will be. I get all of that right, the fight doesn’t go the distance.”