The hugely anticipated showdown between Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu finally has an official date, with the pair set to square off on Wednesday, April 22.
#HornTszyu is set for Wednesday, April 22 on @MainEventTV with the following venues still in the running to host the event: BCEC Brisbane, Bankwest Stadium Sydney, MCA Melbourne, RAC Arena Perth & Country Bank Stadium Townsville 🥊 pic.twitter.com/pE2KhxQZAx
— Ben Damon (@ben_damon) February 5, 2020
After more than a month of negotiations, the Horn and Tszyu camps are close to finalising all the remaining details of the super welterweight bout.
Last weekend, Tszyu’s camp relented on their wishes for a 12 round fight, agreeing to Horn’s camp’s demands for a 10 rounder.
Horn wants a 10 round fight with a 60-40 purse split in his favour, and would only consider fighting 12 rounds for a 70-30 cut of the money.
The Hornet said he didn’t have enough time to prepare for a 12 round bout if it was to go ahead in April.
Horn’s camp also made concessions, giving up the rematch clause they wanted in the contract.