A couple of Australia’s most exciting young boxers will grace the ring in Sydney when Nikita Tszyu (6-0) and Liam Wilson (11-2) co-headline a pay-per-view event.
The hard-punching duo will take on Jack Brubaker (17-4-2) and Carlos Alanis (12-0) respectively.
Can the youngest member of the Tszyu family stop the charismatic Brubaker quicker than the four rounds it took his brother, or will the Cronulla Cowboy square the ledger against the famous surname?
Also in action, Wilson will be hoping to make a statement in his first outing since a heart-breaking world title defeat to Emanuel Navarrete.
The powerful Queenslander will be looking to put himself right back in the world title picture against an unbeaten Argentine opponent.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event:
When is Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker?
- Date: Wednesday, August 23
- Start time: 6pm AEST
- Main event: 10pm AEST, depending on the length of earlier bouts
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Tszyu vs. Brubaker is on Wednesday, August 23. The card is due to start at 6pm AEST. The main event is expected to begin around 10pm AEST.
Doors to the venue open at 5:30pm.
How to watch Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker
The Tszyu vs. Brubaker fight card will be available live on Fox Sports, Main Event and Kayo.
Fans will be able to tune into some undercard action on Fox Sports (Ch. 503) and Kayo from 6pm before the broadcast switches over to pay-per-view at 7pm.
After that, Foxtel subscribers can purchase the PPV portion through Main Event.
Alternatively, users with Kayo can purchase Tszyu vs. Brubaker through the app.
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The double header PPV will cost fans $59.95.
Where is Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker?
The event will be held at the iconic Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.
It will be Tszyu’s second appearance at the venue, having just hung on against a fast-finishing Ben Horn there last year, while Brubaker will be making his debut at the Hordern.
Nikita Tszyu v. Jack Brubaker tickets
General sale tickets became available to purchase from 4pm on Thursday, August 3.
Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker odds
Tszyu is a raging hot favourite to get the victory, rated a $1.09 chance with the bookies.
Brubaker is the $8 outsider.
Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker fight card
Bouts and order subject to change.
- Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker; Super welterweight
- Liam Wilson vs. Carlos Alanis; Super featherweight
- Toese Vousiutu vs. Kiki Toa Leutele; Heavyweight
- Koen Mazoudier vs. Ben Hussain; Super welterweight
- Luke Jackson vs. Tyson Lantry; Lightweight
- Ralph Etienne vs. Amaeze Enyi; Light heavyweight
- Amber Amelia vs. Erini Ramirez; Featherweight
Nikita Tszyu record and bio
Height: 177cm (5′ 10″)
Reach: 178cm (70″)
Total fights: 6
Record: 6-0 with 5 wins via knockout
Jack Brubaker record and bio
Height: 175cm (5′ 9″)
Reach: 181cm (71.5″)
Total fights: 23
Record: 17-4-2 with seven wins via knockout