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Tim Tszyu vs Terrell Gausha could join Charlo-Castano 2 on March 19th

Tszyu stepped aside to let the rematch proceed with the caveat that he face the winner

Tim Tszyu v Takeshi Inoue Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

The WBO super welterweight mandatory challenger could be in the building when his division crowns a new king. ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez reports that Tim Tszyu may take on Terrell Gausha as part of Showtime’s March 19th Charlo-Castano 2 card in Los Angeles.

This is by no means a stay-busy fight for Tszyu (20-0, 15 KO), who’s contractually guaranteed a shot at the main event winner. Gausha (22-2-1, 11 KO) is coming off a one-sided mauling of Jamontay Clark last March and has only ever lost to very capable fighters in Erislandy Lara and Erickson Lubin, the latter of whom had to survive a harrowing 10th round.

The former Olympian is definitely a step above the likes of Steve Spark and Takeshi Inoue; beating him impressively would go a long way towards cementing Tszyu as a credible threat to the cream of the crop. It’s also just a good matchup on its own merits, so I’m sold.

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