Tim Tszyu has been asking to mix it with the big boys in boxing for some time after proving all the doubters wrong with his boxing IQ. Well, now he is set to face one of the biggest tests of his career against Takeshi Inoue, a Japanese boxer who has his eyes on a world title shot.
Boxing fans should be super excited about this one, so finding out when it’s happening, as well as how to watch it, is a big topic of conversation. Here we are going to show you all that and more.
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Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue fight preview
Boxing is one fire at the moment, with huge fights happening around the world featuring the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. So, let’s not forget we have our own superstar in the making here in Australia, and he goes by the name of Tim Tszyu!
WBO Asia Pacific Champions Tim Tszyu has had a steep rise to the top. Coming from boxing royalty, there was a lot of hype surrounding his arrival on the boxing scene, and he has pretty much answered every critic with his performances so far.
Tszyu next steps out to defend his unbeaten record against his toughest opponent yet, Japanese Super Welterweight, Takeshi Inoue. The winner of this one is virtually guaranteed a short at the WBO World title, so there is a lot riding on these twelve rounds for both fighters.
When is Tszyu vs Inoue ?
Takeshi Inoue vs. Tim Tszyu will be taking place on Sunday, November 17 from 9.00 pm (AEDT) at the Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney.
The Main Card will start at 7.00pm. Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue is scheduled for 12 rounds and is exclusively available to watch on Main Event via Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
Which providers will Show Tszyu vs Inoue?
This fight is only available on Main Event pay-per-view. Main Event is available through Foxtel or Kayo Sports in Australia. Please note, Main Event PPVs don’t come with any existing subscription and must be purchased separately.
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Where to watch Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue
You can live stream Tszyu vs Inoue via Main Event pay per view in Australia. The live boxing fight will cost $59.95, and you can purchase it exclusively with Main Event via Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
Watch Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue with Kayo
If you are an existing Kayo customer you can purchase this one-off pay per view direct via the Kayo app, or your Kayo account. If you don’t have a subscription, feat not. With Kayo you can buy the fight without having to sign up for a Kayo monthly plan. All you need to do is create an account, pay for the event and you will be able to watch the big fight, as well as the undercard fights, live and ad-free.
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Tszyu vs Inoue on Foxtel
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Tale of the tape: Tszyu vs Inoue
This fight has all the makings of a classic and looks set to be a straight match between two knock out specialists. Find out a little more about both fighters here.
Tim Tszyu: The young pretender
Some of Tszyu’s stand out wins have come against the likes of Jeff Horn, Dennis Hogan and Steve Spark. He is currently 19 from 19 in the pro ranks and has cleaned up on the domestic scene. The hugely confident boxer from Rockdale, also known as The Soul Taker, is in for the biggest test of his career against Inoue, who has knock out punch power.
If Tszyu comes through this one, he can expect more big names going forward. Lose and it’s back to those domestic fights that he has been trying to move on from for the last couple of years. A vibrant home crowd in New South Wales should give the young Aussie a bit of an edge of fight night, but he will have to be right on top of his game to come away with a win.
Takeshi Inoue: A top Japanese talent
Takeshi Inoue comes with a real pedigree. The Japanese fighter has only been beaten once and is part of a golden generation of boxers from Asia. Much like Tszyu, he has cleaned up at domestic level in Japan and is now looking for fights from further afield. His one defeat came at the hands of experienced Mexican, Jaime Munguia, who has a hugely impressive 37-0 record at the age of 25!
Inoue has bounced back with four wins since, including two knockouts, again highlighting his heavy hands. The real question is can he travel? What’s sure is there is not a lot of Inoue tickets being sold for this fight, so we know which side the crowd will be on. He has done it at home and been beaten away, so he must have a few questions he is asking himself. Will he answer them in front of a packed house at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena in November? We will just have to watch and find out.
What next for the winner?
The winner of this one should expect a shot at a world title in 2022. The only problem is that the Super-Welterweight division is one of the hottest in boxing, so there is plenty of talent banging on the door. The winner should at least expect to go overseas to get their title shot. Tszyu is currently ranked number 1 with the WBO, and a fight against Brian Carlos Castano is likely to be offered to him if he wins this bout.
Tszyu vs Inoue fight card
The Tszyu vs Inoue fight card will be brimming with great live boxing bouts. Check them all out here once they are all confirmed.
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What to watch after Tszyu vs Inoue
If you purchase the fight with Main Event from Kayo, you get four days of the sports service completely free. Here are a few suggestions for what to watch…
Streaming devices for watching Main Event
Check out the following sports streaming devices to watch this major boxing fight on your home TV or mobile device.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)