Tim Tszyu

The Hall of Fame fitness expert points to where Tim Tszyu is sweating through another workout at his renowned Los Angeles gym. He then adds, “It’s that left hand to the liver.”

Exactly what Joe Goossen is seeing right now. This is what once caused him to rush a boxing ring in El Paso, Texas.

“It reminds me so much of the elderly man. Left to the head, then to the body. He may as well be a replica.

After a brief pause, Goossen continues, “I believe Tim has the old man’s right as well. And great frickin’ right, Kostya Tszyu. It was over when he struck you with that object.

One of America’s best fighters is now telling to Fox Sports Australia what it’s like to witness a ghost while seated on a tall wooden stool inside his Ten Goose Boxing club. Alternatively, sufficiently close.

Tim Tszyu’s drive

As part of his preparations for his anticipated world title fight against Jermell Charlo on January 29 in Las Vegas. The undefeated Tszyu is currently working every day in Goossen’s gym.

Better still, at five o’clock every afternoon, this world-class trainer who is now a Fox Sports analyst will secure the base so the progeny of the fighter he previously trained against himself can train secretly.

He adds, “And for the son of Kostya Tszyu, anything.” Which, once more, revolves on that ghost.

The trainer recalled how, 24 years ago, he was compelled to enter the ring in order to protect Rafael Ruelas, the former IBF lightweight champion, who he had trained since he was a young child, from Australia’s “Thunder from Down Under,” one of his own favourite fighters.

Kostya Tszyu was only 28 at the time and was poised to become a legendary athlete. Because of this, Goossen stormed the ring at the start of the ninth round and waved it off after watching him crush Ruelas throughout the first eight.

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