Tim Tszyu will face Victorian Dwight Ritchie with heightened expertise after sparring with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
Tim Tszyu will face world No.10 Victorian Dwight Ritchie with heightened expertise after training under Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
World No.14 Tszyu (13-0-0, 10 KOs) will fight Ritchie (19-1-0, 2 KOs) on August 14 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
"I've been chasing this fight for a long time," Tszyu told reporters in Sydney.
The winner will potentially crack the top five in the world.
"He's coming up, I'm coming up. There can only be one. It's a make or break fight for the both of us," Ritchie said.
Sydneysider Tszyu is the son of former light welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu.
The night will also include AFLW star Tayla Harris's first bout of the year against Renee Gartner.