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Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu picked up by ESPN+ for U.S. broadcast

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The big Aussie showdown will air Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Next Wednesday’s big junior middleweight fight between Australian stars Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu will be aired live in the United States, as ESPN+ have picked up the fight, which will stream at 5 am ET on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Former welterweight titleholder Horn (20-2-1, 13 KO) is still best-known for his stunning and controversial upset win over Manny Pacquiao in 2017, where he won the WBO 147-pound belt. After a successful defense against Gary Corcoran, Horn was dominated by Terence Crawford in 2018, and has gone 2-1 since, beating a shot Anthony Mundine and splitting a pair of fights with Michael Zerafa in 2019.

Now 32, Horn still has a lot of star power in Australia, but he’ll face a stiff test from rising 25-year-old Tszyu (15-0, 11 KO), the son of Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu. Tszyu last fought in Dec. 2019, smashing Jack Brubaker inside of four rounds, and has handled himself very well as a pro thus far. But Horn is also a big step up for Tszyu on paper.

Past just being a competitive matchup between a battle-tested veteran and a young fighter looking to make his mark, the styles also potentially make for a dynamite action bout.

Now that the fight has a proper, legal platform in the States, we will definitely be here for live coverage on Wednesday morning. ESPN+ will also have the next MTK Fight Night at 2 pm ET on Wednesday, featuring Lewis Crocker vs Louis Greene in the main event.