Tim tszyu tony harrison press conference

Tim Tszyu has reminded opponent Tony Harrison who the A-side is in Sunday’s WBO super welterweight interim world title fight in Sydney.

Harrison provided an excellent foil for Tszyu leading up to the fight, generating a lot of interest with his quirky sense of humor and trash talk.

At Friday’s press conference, which the Detroit native showed up shirtless, Harrison spoke about his contribution to fight promotion.

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“I know exactly how this fight is going to turn out, I think the whole world knows exactly how this fight is going to end, and I mimicked sparring exactly how I think this one is going to end,” Harrison said.

“It’s going to be a great fight. Most of these Australians are coming out because of me, not because of him.”

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There Tszyu interrupted him and laughed.

“If you went and fought some random Aussie I’d guess there would be 200 people in the crowd so don’t say it’s because of you,” the Sydney insider replied.

“It’s the Tim Tszyu show, man.”

This exchange was one of several back-and-forths as the light-hearted nature of previous media outlets gave way to a slightly more serious tone.

The press conference was briefly interrupted due to Tszyu’s move-in, before the 28-year-old finally arrived and got out of a sponsor’s car.

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“He got out of that car like a diva,” Harrison remarked.

“You had someone who opened the door for you.

“I’m not talking about what suit you wore, I said you got out of the car like a diva.”

“I like him. I don’t think he understands how cheesy he is, but I still like him. He is.”

Tszyu didn’t get sucked into a full slanging match, instead giving his 32-year-old opponent credit for some of his comments.

“You’re a fun guy, I’ll admit that.”

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After the formal press conference ended, Harrison continued to provide reporters with headlines.

“I looked right at his lips, he looked like he needed a bit of aquafina,” Harrison said of the faceoff.

“I think he’s the one who’s probably drowning and struggling for the few pounds he needs to lose.”

“I look at him. His lips were white, he needs some Carmex.”

The pair, as well as the full fight card, are due at Saturday’s weigh-in at 12pm.

Tszyu and Harrison will fight for the interim WBO belt at 70kg.

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