Nikita Tzsyu vs Jack Brubaker Preview August 23rd, 2023
Australians Nikita Tszyu and Jack Brubaker will tangle in an eight-round junior middleweight fight in Sydney, Australia this Wednesday, August 23rd. The bout can be seen live down under on pay-per-view. Tszyu, the son of former world champion Kostya Tszyu and the younger brother of Tim Tszyu, last fought in May when he stopped Benjamin Bommber in the first round while Brubaker boxed just a few weeks ago on July 19th when he beat Troy O’Meley by a six-round unanimous decision to snap a two-fight losing skid.
Tszyu vs Brubaker Betting Odds
- Jack Brubaker +1000
- Nikita Tszyu -2000
The 25-year-old Tszyu climbs into the ring with a perfect mark of 6-0 with five of those wins coming by knockout. He obviously carries plenty of power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 83.3 per cent and has halted his last three opponents. The only man to go the distance with him was Ben Horn, who went six rounds last July and dropped a six-round unanimous decision in Tszyu’s third pro outing. Tszyu just turned pro in March of 2022 and has just 17 rounds of experience under his belt since then.
Before that, the southpaw had a brief amateur career which saw him capture the 2014 Australian National Championship in the 63 kilogram (139 lb) Junior Final. He also won the 2013 Junior Final in the 54 kilogram (119 lb) division. Tszyu hung up his gloves at the age of 16 to focus on his education and that’s why he didn’t make his pro debut until the age of 23. Unfortunately, there’s no height and reach information on him.
As for Brubaker, the 31-year-old makes the ring walk with a mark of 17-4-2 with 8 Ko’s and has boxed 146 rounds since making his pro debut in 2012. He stands 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 71.5-inch reach ad carries average power in his arsenal with a current knockout ratio of 47.1 per cent. His last win by stoppage came four fights ago when he halted Danny Kennedy in the eighth round in August, 2019. It’s also his lone stoppage victory in his last eight outings.
Brubaker’s four defeats came at the hands of Qamil Balla by way of 10-round unanimous decision in 2013 in a shot at the vacant Australian Junior Middleweight Belt; to Kris George by sixth-round TKO in 2017 in a shot at the Commonwealth Welterweight Title; to Tim Tszyu by fourth-round TKO in an attempt at the IBF Australasian and WBO Global Super Welterweight Titles in 2019 and to Steve Spark by an eight-round unanimous decision in his next fight in 2021.
The two draws on Brubaker’s record came against Alex Oh Tong in an eight-round affair in a shot at the vacant Australian New South Wales Super Lightweight Title and over 10 rounds with Ty Telford in 2019. As a pro, Brubaker has captured the vacant Oriental and Pacific, and WBC Youth Welterweight Crowns and defended the OPBF Title three times. His biggest wins have been over Xingxin Yang, Paddy Murphy, Suyon Takayama, Tyrone Nurse and Larry Siwu.
Brubaker has already been beaten by one Tszyu as Tim stopped him in four rounds in December, 2019 when his corner threw in the towel. He’s a heavy underdog here, probably because of that result, but does have a wealth more pro experience than Tszyu. What he doesn’t have though is the power to keep the younger Tszyu off of him, even if the fight is scheduled for just eight rounds. I’m expecting Tszyu to earn another victory here and if you’re looking to make a bet on the fight, the best option is to go with Tszyu by stoppage.
Tszyu’s power and aggressiveness should be the difference.
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