How to watch Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu boxing live online in Australia
Australian veteran Jeff Horn takes on promising son-of-a-gun Tim Tszyu in a super welterweight bout in Townsville. This is how you can watch.
Jeff "the Hornet" Horn is one of the more accomplished Australian boxers of recent times. Best known for his world title victory over legendary pugilist Manny Pacquiao just over three years ago, the Queenslander is angling for another shot at a championship belt.
Standing in his way is a boxer carrying one of the most famous names in Australian boxing history. Tim Tszyu's father Kostya is a multiple world champion and a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Tim's rapid, undefeated rise has led him to a showdown with Horn.
When does Horn vs Tszyu start?
The big night of boxing is scheduled for a 6pm AEST start at the new Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on Wednesday 26 August. There are eight fights scheduled for the evening. The Main Event broadcast starts at 7pm AEST and Horn and Tszyu are expected in the ring sometime after 9:30pm AEST at the earliest.
How to watch Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu live
But for all the headline action, Foxtel's pay-per-view channel Main Event is the host broadcaster. You can watch via Foxtel or for the first time you can also watch Main Event through Kayo Sports. Both options will set you back $59.95.
Foxtel and Kayo Sports users can catch the early prelims from 6–7pm AEST on Fox Sports channel 503.
Stream Horn vs Tszyu with Kayo Sports
For the first time ever, Main Event can be accessed via Kayo Sports. You don't have to be an existing Kayo Sports customer, this option is open to new, returning or existing subscribers.
Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up online. You can also download the Kayo Sports app and access the fights that way.
All the information you need for this new option of watching a huge night of Australian boxing can be found here in our comprehensive guide. On top of access to the PPV fight and preliminary card Kayo also has the weigh ins or a lead up program to the fight Fighting Words: Horn vs Tszyu available on-demand.
How to watch Horn vs Tszyu on Main Event via Foxtel
You have a number of options to secure access to Horn vs Tszyu on Main Event. Foxtel customers can order the fight directly on the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, via your remote control or by phone. The fight costs $59.95.
Customers with Optus TV featuring Foxtel can also order Horn vs Tszyu, but only over the phone. Ordering with a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.
Horn vs Tszyu fight card
- Super welterweight – Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu
- Middleweight – Issac Hardman vs Jamie Weetch
- Super featherweight – Liam Wilson vs Jackson Woods
- Middleweight – Joel Camilleri vs Adam Copland
- Super bantamweight – Shannon O'Connell vs Kylie Fulmer
- Welterweight – Ben Horn vs Patrick Clark
- Flyweight – Linn Sandstrom vs Jessica Cashman
- Super featherweight – Ricky Hunt vs Vegas Larfiel
Who will win Horn vs Tszyu?
It's a bit of a head-scratcher that the 25-year-old Tszyu is such a short-priced favourite to win this fight. Despite his 15-0 win-loss record in his young career, this is an enormous step up in class compared to any fight he has had to date.
Yet there are also plenty of question marks over the Hornet. Many called for his retirement and questioned his hunger after his upset loss to Michael Zerafa in August last year. He did manage to avenge that defeat just four months later to leave his career record at 20-2 with 1 draw.
The head says Horn should be too crafty for Tszyu this early in his career. But this writer, like so many others, was a massive fan of his father and the heart would love him to boast even a fraction of Kostya's skills in the ring. Let's go with the heart and opt for a Tszyu win on points.
Image source: Kayo Sports website