Tim Tszyu v Steve Spark Predictions & Tips

Dave Kuzio:
Tim Tszyu v Steve Spark

Tim Tszyu will defend his WBO Global light middleweight title against Steve Spark on July 7 following the late withdrawal of original opponent Michael Zerafa.

READ MORE: Check out our free Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder predictions & tips

Tim Tszyu v Steve Spark Predictions & Tips

We were all ready to see Tim Tszyu put his unbeaten record on the line against Michael Zerafa and considering the comments coming out of Zerafa’s mouth we thought he was ready to go to war – that doesn’t’ seem to be the case.

Zerafa has now withdrawn from the fight following his refusal to travel to Newcastle. Zerafa’s camp wanted to postpone for a fortnight, but Tszyu refused that request.

This was set to be a grudge fight with both fighters voicing their hatred for each other, but this bout may never happen now.

Steve Spark has now been drafted in as his opponent and will square off against Tszyu with just a week’s notice. I fully expected Tszyu to defeat Zerafa quite convincingly, and I cannot see Spark troubling him at all.

Spark has a good future ahead of him, but to face off against a fighter of Tszyu’s calibre on such short notice is ridiculous. This fight will be over quite quickly, Tszyu has 14 wins by knockout from 18 professional bouts and I am backing him to knock Spark out inside four rounds.

Tim Tszyu v Steve Spark Predictions & Tips: Fighter Predictions

Tim Tszyu: “There’s a bit of anger in there—a lot of anger, actually. I’ve been preparing hard for this fight. I really wanted to take this guy out. It’s been a long build-up, a couple of years in the making and a lot of anticipation for this moment. I was only one week out of getting my hands on him. He’s talented, he’s dangerous (Steve Spark). He’s coming with that mentality, there’s nothing to lose. That always provides a dangerous fight when you have that type of mentality. We’ve met a few times. He’s not a bad guy. Right now, I have this fire burning within me. Likeable, unlikeable, there’s no emotion in this anymore. This is all business. You have to be ice cold if you want to succeed. I still do want to get my hands on [Zerafa]. Just for the fact that this made me angry. I’m not happy.”

George Rose (Tszyu’s promoter & the CEO of No Limit Boxing): “We knew from the moment he looked Tim in the eyes at the press conference and went quiet that he never wanted this fight. I knew it. Tim knew it. Australia knew it. He never wanted this fight and all I can say is I’m sorry for everyone who has wanted this fight for so long. We said rain hail or shine, Tim Tszyu was fighting in Newcastle on July 7 and that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Full credit to Steve Spark for taking this fight at short notice. We know he is going to make for an incredibly difficult fight for Tim.”

Steve Spark: “I’m a fighter and fighters fight! I like challenges and life is about taking risks. With no risk, there is no reward! I’m excited! I earned this fight with my last performance. Tim Tszyu beat Jack Brubaker but last time out I battered Jack Brubaker. I cut him and busted his eardrum – it was brutal. Australian boxing fans need to see this fight! I’ve dreamed about fighting Tim Tszyu and obviously, this has come a little bit quicker than I expected but that’s a good thing. I’m fit and I’m ready and I’m coming to Newcastle to win. This is Cinderella Man, this is Rocky! This is my golden ticket. If I can go out there and dethrone the biggest name in Australian boxing, then I’m right where I want to be.”

Latest Offers

Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & full T&Cs apply

New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £/€10. Qualifying real money bet of £/€10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer credited within 48 hours. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Terms apply.

New customers only. Deposit £10 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £40 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.

If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 50 Free Spins on Grand Spinn. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 50 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org

*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org

New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code ‘FOOTBALL40’, deposit and place first bet of £10 on football (cumulative price evens+) in one bet transaction. First bet must settle within the Promo Period (00:00 05/08/21 - 23:59 29/08/21).£30 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. Additional £10 in Free Bets only credited if first bet doesn’t win. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply.

Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Debit/Credit Card or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.