Tony Harrison hints about retirement after loss to Tim Tszyu
By Allan Fox: Former WBC junior middleweight champion Tony ‘Super Bad’ Harrison (29-4-1, 21 KOs) hinted about possibly retiring following his deeply disappointing ninth round knockout loss to Tim Tszyu (22-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Qudos Bank Arena, in Sydney, Australia.
Harrison, 32, was giving Tszyu all he could handle through eight rounds when he was caught by a sudden avalanche of power shots in the ninth round that proved to be too much for him.
Tony went down once in the ninth, and when he got back up, it was obvious that the fight needed to be stopped because he was out of it. Harrison had taken too many hard shots from the sudden burst of shots from Tszyu, and he needed to be saved.
Harrison says he’s going to talk to his brother about what his next move is, but he says he doesn’t want to keep getting hit in the face for the next five years. He’s obviously made good money during his career, particularly with the two fights against Jermell Charlo.
“His reaction is very good. He reacts good,” said Tony Harrison at the post-fight press conference, talking about Tim Tszyu. “I don’t know. This boxing s**t is hard. I’ve been doing this since I was five,” said Harrison when asked what was next for him.
Harrison hints and retirement
“Al put me in a position to come to Australia against a worthy opponent like Tim. My brother had a good game plan, but sometimes you get in there, and you forget that s**t,” continued Harrison.
“The better man won. Getting hit in the face all the time, that’s not what I want to do in the next five or six years,” said Harrison when asked what he’ll do next.
“I got a great job training the champ. I’m going to talk to my brother. If I did decide to do it, no different trainer, no different gym. I’m going to rock where I started out and I’m going to finish it. If I do decide to keep going, it’ll be the same team.
“It was an amazing experience, Tim. I appreciate it. All I’m going to do now. I have no ill feelings towards Tim. I enjoyed fight week, I enjoyed pressor. Tim is a good dude. Like I said, I have no hard feelings,” said Harrison.
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