How to watch the Tim Tszyu vs Dwight Ritchie boxing fight online
On Wednesday 14 August 2019, rising boxing star Tim Tszyu takes on Dwight Ritchie in a super welterweight boxing Main Event in Sydney, Australia. Here's how to tune in.
He is the son of a boxing legend, but Tim Tszyu is well on the way to staking his own claim and making his own name in the world of boxing. On the night of 14 August at the ICC Sydney (aka the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre), the 24-year-old Tszyu will meet the 27-year-old Dwight Ritchie in the ring. Titles are on the line.
The prize is an undisputed claim to being Australia's number one ranked super welterweight. It's an honour currently held by Ritchie who is putting that claim on the line. There is also a Top 5 world ranking up for grabs as well as both the WBO Global and IBF Australasian belts.
The fight will go 10 rounds, with the headline bout expected to start between 9:20pm and 9:30pm (AEST). You can watch the Tszyu vs Ritchie boxing match live on your TV or watch it in your local pub; here's your complete guide.
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Who will win the Tszyu vs Ritchie super welterweight fight?
There's no doubt that Ritchie has the advantage of experience. Not just older, Dwight Ritchie has seven more professional fights under his belt, holding a 19-1-0 record. However, it is Tszyu that is on the up. He is on an undefeated 13-match winning streak since his professional debut, and he obviously has his father Kostya Tszyu in his corner – one of the greatest of all time.
Both fighters have made the weigh-in, with Tszyu (69.64kg) earning the slightest of margins over Dwight (69.40kg)
Full Card – When does Tayla Harris vs Renee Gartner begin?
As well as the Main Event fight of Tszyu vs Ritchie, there are seven more bouts on the full card. The first two bouts will not be broadcast, but the next five air from 7:00pm (AEST). The anticipated women's bout between Tayla Harris and Renee Gartner should begin around 8:30pm (AEST). Here is the expected order of fights.
- Steve Gago vs Nursultan Zhangabayev (WBO Oriental, WBA International and IBF International welterweight titles)
- Michael Pengue vs Isaac Buckley (ANBF Australasian super welterweight title)
- Danny Kennedy vs Jack Brubaker (welterweight)
- Rocky Jerkic vs Aidos Yerbossynuly (WBA International, WBO Global and WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super middleweight titles)
- Tayla Harris vs Renee Gartner (middleweight)
- Renold Quinlan vs Cesar Mateo Tapia (ANBF Australian super middleweight title)
- Tim Tszyu v Dwight Ritchie (WBO Global and IBF Australasian super welterweight titles)
How to watch the Tszyu vs Ritchie boxing fight
There is only one way to watch the Tszyu vs Ritchie boxing fight, and indeed the full card of bouts, and that is through Main Event. This is the pay-per-view service offered as part of the Foxtel IQ subscription. While there are some great Foxtel IQ deals around at the moment, the lengthy installation process means you're not going to be able to activate it specifically for tonight's fight.
If you do have a Foxtel IQ subscription – or a friend with one who doesn't mind a visitor – then ordering the fight on Main Event is simple. You can either do it direct through your Foxtel IQ remote, through your MyFoxtel App, via the Main Event website or call them up on the phone (131 999). The fight costs $49.95, which includes the chance to watch a replay.
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Can you live stream the Tszyu vs Ritchie boxing match?
There is no way to legally live stream Tszyu vs Ritchie in Australia. The only way to watch the fight is through Main Event as detailed above. Main Event cannot be viewed through Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now or the Foxtel Go app. If you don't have a Foxtel IQ subscription then, you will need to consider heading down to your local pub, RSL or TAB. Just make sure you call ahead to make sure they will show the fight.
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