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The momentum continues to build towards a potential Tim Tszyu versus Errol Spence fight at super welterweight.

Tszyu (24-0) could add the WBC title to his WBO championship when he takes on Sebastian Fundora at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on Saturday (Sunday in Australia).

Spence (28-1) hasn’t fought since being well beaten by Terence Crawford (40-0) last July but took to social media on Thursday to declare his wish to take on the winner from the weekend’s main event.

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Tszyu has declared his willingness to fight both Spence and Crawford at 154-pounds and reiterated it again at Thursday’s press conference.

“Beautiful, he’s finally awake,” he said when asked about Spence’s post.

“I thought he was asleep for a long time.

“I’ll fight any of them. Whatever makes sense, whatever is easiest to make. 

“Why would I not take Crawford? But why would I not take Spence as well. 

“If I was given the Spence fight, I’ll take it. If I was given the Crawford fight, I’ll take it. 

“I was given Fundora on 12-days’ notice, I took it.”

Asked what the pair could expect when moving up to super welterweight, Tszyu backed his power to be the difference but made sure to remind everyone of the job in front of him.

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“There’s a reason why the gloves change from eight ounce to ten ounce. Because we hit harder,” he said.

“They haven’t stepped in with a 154-pounder yet. 

“Everyone’s talking about Spence and Crawford, I’m here to knock out Fundora first.”

Nicknamed “The Towering Inferno”, Fundora has a nine-inch height advantage over the undefeated Australian.

The 26-year-old stands to gain not only two world titles but also could put himself in line for bouts with the likes of Crawford and Spence with a victory.

Asked if he thought Tszyu was overlooking him, Fundora said he didn’t think so but confirmed he’d be willing to take on either of the former welterweight champs.

“Those things, I don’t really pay attention to because Tim Tszyu’s fighting me this weekend,” Fundora said.

“We’ll see what happens after. I’d love to fight Errol Spence, Terence Crawford, those are names I’ve already mentioned before, so if we can get that fight after too, why not?”



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