Boxing: Jeff Horn v Tim Tszyu Betting Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 25, 2020 in

The “Land Down Under” will be abuzz on Wednesday, as the Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, Australia will host the battle between two of Australia’s native sons. Jeff Horn will battle Tim Tszyu in boxing’s super welterweight division. These are two of, if not the top two boxers in Australia, so this will be a huge event. Let’s get right into actions so you can make your bets against their Boxing odds. 

Jeff Horn v Tim Tszyu Analysis – Boxing Betting

The 32-year old Horn comes into this fight as the underdog (+160). With a record of 20-2-1, his two losses have come in his last four fights. He lost to Michael Zerafa via TKO in 2019, but came back later that year to avenge that loss. His other loss came to superstar Terence Crawford via 9th round TKO in 2018.

Horn is most well known for his 2017 unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao. The Pacquiao fight led him to fight Crawford. Crawford dominated Horn, and started Horn’s slight downfall. Horn is a very physical fighter, and will look to use his power advantage to stymie Tszyu. Horn will also look to use his vast experience advantage to outthink Tszyu. He will look to use things that he learned fighting Pacquiao and Crawford to help him defeat his younger competitor.

Tim Tszyu comes into this fight with an unblemished record. With a 15-0 record, the 25-year old has rarely been challenged. His last fight was in December, where he defeated Jack Brubaker via 4th round TKO. This will be Tszyu’s ninth fight in just over two years, so he has been very active, while Horn has had very few fights.

Tszyu comes into this bout as the favorite (-200). The son of legendary Australian fighter, Kostya Tszyu, will look to prove to Australia that he’s the best fighter on the continent. Although he doesn’t have any signature victories to his name, he is still a very accomplished fighter. Tszyu uses his quick footwork to get in and out, and will use quick jabs to frustrate his opponents. He is a very good counter puncher, and he can use his quickness to frustrate his opponents.

Although Tszyu is not known for his power, of his 15 wins, 11 have come via the knockout. He does have some power, and he knows when to go for the big shots. The biggest questions surrounding Tszyu are how will he handle getting punched, and will his lack of huge power hinder his ability to defeat Horn?

Jeff Horn will be the toughest opponent for Tszyu to date. Horn will have the power and experience advantage, but Tszyu will have the speed advantage and will be more athletic than Horn. Tszyu could have the conditioning advantage if the fight were to go all 12 rounds. Will we see the Jeff Horn that was able to defeat one of the greatest fighters in the world, or will we see the one that has lost two of his last four fights? Tszyu will have his work cut out for him, but we look for him to defeat Jeff Horn in a bout that will go the distance.