Tszyu to fight for WBO world title: report

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Tim Tszyu has been mandated to combat for the WBO ace welterweight satellite title, presently held by Argentine Brian Castaño.

The WBO made the announcement via email to Tszyu's promoters astatine No Limit this morning, finalising weeks of treatment astir whether the Australian would beryllium elevated to mandatory status, according to Fox Sports.

The study states there's nary timeframe connected erstwhile the combat volition instrumentality place, with Tszyu acceptable to combat again successful November earlier warring for the rubric successful 2022. A unification rematch betwixt Castaño and Jermell Charlo is inactive a possibility, meaning Tszyu could look either fighter.

Tim Tszyu volition beryllium warring for the WBO crown successful 2022. (Getty)

The rematch betwixt Charlo and Castano besides depends connected whether Charlo is forced to combat his IBF mandatory Bakhram Murtazaliev.

"It's massive! There's been a batch of hard enactment and it comes down to the information I've been truthful progressive – warring consistently against erstwhile challengers and champions, and the WBO has recognised that," said Tszyu.

"I've been warring successful large fights, present astatine location successful Australia, and the satellite has been watching. Now we are astatine a precise breathtaking time."

Tszyu has declared his willingness to combat for the rubric successful the US but the beardown penchant remains to bring the satellite rubric combat to Australia.

The star's promoters inactive program to proceed with a November combat for Tszyu, with American erstwhile satellite champion Tony Harrison the preferred opponent.

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