Super-welterweight showdown locked in for the Gold Coast

Great news for boxing fans on the Gold Coast, a major showdown is headed our way.

Tim Tszyu is set to take on Japan’s Takeshi Inoue in a super-welterweight showdown at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 17.

The event is expected to sell out quickly, with fans urged to buy tickets asap through exclusive presales (more info here).


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says this is a major coup for the city.

“We are a big events City and this fight fits the bill perfectly,’’ Mayor Tate said.

“Tim is our adopted son. He loves being on the Gold Coast when away from Sydney and he has established our city as his second training base.

“I applaud promoters and Major Events Gold Coast for bringing this mega-fight together. I’ll be ringside when the bell rings,” he said.

Tszyu, 26, declared this fight against Inoue as the most important of his career, confident he has what it takes to stop the WBO’s #7 ranked fighter in the division.

“Inoue is a very accomplished and talented fighter. He is crafty in the ring and like all Japanese boxers, very brave.” Tszyu said.

“He will need to be though because I know he has never fought anyone like me before.

“I’m putting in the hard work now and come fight night, I’m going to be ready to show the world once again just what I can do,” Tszyu said.

Inoue declared he get the knock-out punch.

“Tszyu is a very good fighter but I’m very confident in my ability.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me to make a mark on the world stage and I truly believe I will finish Tszyu with a knock-out in this fight,” Inoue said.

Main Event will present the spectacular for streaming through Foxtel and Kayo Sport as well.