Nikita Tszyu remains unbeaten after all out war, as ‘Terminator Ben Horn’ threatens a huge boilover
Nikita Tszyu continues his unbeaten career, but Ben Horn made it all the way in a full-blown war in Sydney.
Tszyu, who had been in the ring for less than eight minutes in his first two professional bouts, won both via TKO and was widely expected that he would demolish Horn in a similar fashion Wednesday night.
Horn displayed great toughness and lasted six rounds. He took 93 shots to his body along the way. Horn even threatened to upset Tszyu when he knocked him out in the last seconds.
Tszyu won comfortably in the judges’ scorescards (60-54×2 and 60-54×2, respectively), before declaring that it was the best fight he could have had. These are the people you learn from the most, and the ones that you have the greatest growth from.
This was the “Battle of the Brothers” – it was the first time that the original was bettered in nearly every way. Barry Michael, a former world champion, stated on Main Event that “It was an absolute battle… It was six straight rounds of war.” It was absolutely brilliant.
Tszyu was full praise for his rival, saying “He’s tough.” He is as tough as they come. It was a pleasure to share this ring with him.
When asked if Horn was surprising him, he could only smile and laugh: “Most definitely.” It was quite surprising! He is able to take a shot. He deserves all the credit.
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