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Nikita Tszyu vs Ben Horn, when is the fight?, press conference, how to watch it, stream

Sparks are sure to fly on Monday as Nikita Tszyu and Ben Horn face off at the final press conference before the pair take to the ring on Wednesday night.

Almost two years after older brothers Tim and Jeff fought in Townsville, Nikita and Ben will add a new chapter to the rivalry on July 20 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.

The Battle Of The Brothers: Watch as unbeaten Nikita Tszyu faces Ben Horn live on Wednesday 20 July from 7pm AEST on Kayo Sports. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >

Nikita Tszyu is on the rise. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


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Tszyu (2-0, 2KO) is only in the early stages of his professional career but has been on a rapid rise, having made statements in knockout wins over his first two opponents.

The most recent came against Mason Smith, who was easily handled by the destructive Tszyu at the Newcastle Entertainment Center in May.

Horn, on the other hand, (4-4, 2KO) is coming off a controversial split-decision defeat to Ben Kite in a fight that was for the Australian welterweight title.

No Limit CEO George Rose praised Horn though for even taking the fight, explaining that too many other rivals have taken the easy way out when offered a shot at Tszyu.

“Ben was the only super welterweight in Australia who walked the talk and genuinely chased this fight,” Rose said when announcing the fight last month.


Ben Horn was praised for taking on the fight. Photo by Gregg Porteous/No Limit BoxingSource: Supplied

“It’s a credit to him, he’s a genuine fighter. There’s a host of fighters quick to shout the Tszyu name and claim they want him next but a deafening silence when I follow them up.”

Rose described Tszyu as a “walking highlight reel” with “limitless raw talent” that is starting to make noise “not just here in Australia but around the world”.

Tszyu will be looking to add another highlight to that reel on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere, there will be plenty of interest in an undefeated Australian product Sam Goodmanwho is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over Japanese star Fumiya Fuse.

Goodman (11-0, 6KO) will be defending his WBO Oriental super bantamweight and IBF Intercontinental super bantamweight titles when he faces Filipino John Elorde (29-2, 15KO).

There will also be plenty of animosity when rugby league legend justin hodge (4-1) and social media influencer jordan sim meet in the ring.

Justin Hodges is targeting a fight with Paul Gallen. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Hodges is watching a megafight with Paul Gallen later in the year but first he will have to take care of Simi and make a statement.

The Queensland great is confident he will do just that, declaring last week that Simi is “going to get hurt”.

“If a knockout of this YouTuber next Wednesday secures me a payday with Gal later this year, then bring it on,” he said.

“This is a serious fight and I plan on doing serious damage to him. I hope he’s taking it seriously and not trying to pretend to be some Jake Paul wannabe chasing followers on his YouTube of him or whatever.

“This isn’t social media, this is the fight game and you’re going to get hurt.”

Simi will be making his professional debut but has used his social media accounts to take a few shots of his own at Hodges while giving viewers an insight into his training program.


TSZYU VS HORN FULL FIGHT CARD (Don’t miss it on Fox Sports and KAYO):

Nikita Tszyu vs. Ben Horn — 6 rounds (super welterweight)

Sam Goodman vs. Juan Elorde — 10 rounds (WBO Oriental & IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight titles)

Ty Telford vs. Ricky Colosimo — 8 rounds (ANBF Australasian welterweight title)

Justin Hodges vs. Jordan Simi — 4 rounds (heavyweight)

Shanell Dargan vs. Jaala Tomat — 4 rounds (super featherweight)

Darragh Foley vs. Hunter Ioane — 6 rounds (welterweight)

Ashleigh Sims vs. Jessica Adams — 5 rounds (super featherweight)

Jackson Murray vs. Parminder Singh — 4 rounds (heavyweight)

Michael Hall vs. Joel Taylor — 8 rounds (super welterweight)

Kate McLaren vs. Connie Chan — 4 rounds (welterweight)

Angel Rushton vs. Ange Harries — 4 rounds (super featherweight)

The Battle Of The Brothers: Watch as unbeaten Nikita Tszyu faces Ben Horn live on Wednesday 20 July from 7pm AEST on Kayo Sports. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >


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