Tim Tszyu looked as destructive as ever this morning, demolishing New Zealand’s Bowyn Morgan in just 1:54.
Morgan (21-2, 11 KO), came in with a strong amateur background and a lengthy winning streak, but neither did him any good. Tszyu (17-0, 13 KO) sent him to the floor with a nasty left hook at the end of a combination, waited until he successfully beat the count, and then swatted him with a right hand for the finish.
Tim Tszyu KO's Bowyn Morgan in the first round to win WBO super welterweight title eliminator #tszyumorgan— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) December 16, 2020
Tszyu, who’d previously demolished Jeff Horn, has not been shy about his desire to challenge WBO super welterweight champion Patrick Teixeira. The Brazilian is tentatively set to defend against mandatory challenger Brian Castano on February 6th.
In the heavyweight co-feature, former rugby player Paul Gallen (10-0-1, 5 KO) took a six-round unanimous decision over combat sports legend Mark Hunt (0-2-1, 0 KO in boxing). The 46-year-old, 5’10” Hunt came in with a 50-pound weight advantage at just over 280, which is frankly smaller than I was expecting, and put that heft to use by visibly hurting Gallen on multiple occasions Gallen managed to survive each and outwork the older man, showing a pretty darn solid jab in the process and stinging the legendarily tough “Super Samoan” more than once.
Here’s the fight in sneakily zoomed fashion. It’s quite a bit better than “rugby player vs. kickboxer” would suggest.