The biggest boxing event to be held in Sydney for more than a decade was confirmed today after leading promoters No Limit Boxing announced Bankwest Stadium as the venue for an historic Double Header on December 16, 2020.
The ‘Sydney Super Fight’ will see the undisputed star of Australian boxing, Tim Tszyu, return to Sydney to fight quality Kiwi fighter Bowyn Morgan, as well as former NRL star, Paul Gallen taking on former UFC great, Mark Hunt in a battle of the big men.
The history-making event is in partnership with the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, which identified the event as a unique opportunity to drive visitation to NSW and amplify the state’s promotion around the globe. The fight will be broadcast on MAIN EVENT on Foxtel.
George Rose, CEO of No Limit Boxing, said the Sydney Super Fight will be an unforgettable event to end what has been a challenging year for everyone.
“It’s incredible to be in this position to put on one of the biggest live sporting events in Australia after the year we’ve all had,” Rose said.
“Hats off to everyone, especially the New South Wales Government, for the way in which they have managed the response to the pandemic, because the reality is without it, we wouldn’t be here today announcing this exciting event for punters to enjoy the week before Christmas.”
“As for the Sydney Super Fight itself, what’s not to love!?
“I expect it to not only be the biggest crowd for a fight in Australia this year, but also the biggest audience – full stop.
“Why wouldn’t it be? You’ve got the undisputed star of Australian boxing in Tim taking on the best from New Zealand in Morgan.
“Then there’s the two legends, two absolute sporting icons in Gal and Mark. Everyone knows there’s no love lost between these two.”
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres welcomed the event, estimated to deliver over $1 million to the visitor economy, as another major win for Western Sydney and NSW.
“Sydney Super Fight joins an impressive list of major sporting events that have been secured for our state through the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
“With Sydneysider Tim Tszyu, son of Australian boxing legend Kostya Tszyu, in the ring against the Kiwi champion, this will be a contest that boxing fans won’t want to miss, and I have no doubt Sydney Super Fight will be a sellout.
“Major events like Sydney Super Fight are key to the recovery of our state and we look forward to welcoming the contestants, officials, support staff and their fans to Western Sydney for another big night on the NSW sporting calendar,” Mr Ayres said.
The card will see Tim Tszyu return to the ring for the first time since his clinical disposal of Jeff Horn in Townsville in August. He will take on New Zealand’s Bowyn Morgan, who hasn’t tasted defeat since 2016 and has knocked out his past three opponents. Morgan is rated New Zealand No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter behind Joseph Parker and is ranked in the IBF’s Top 15 Welterweights. He lost the chance to move into the Top 10 when COVID robbed him of a hometown fight against Japanese based American Charles Bellamy.
Paul Gallen and Mark Hunt is a rare match-up set to attract the interest of all sports fans, excited to see two big men with big mouths finally go toe-to-toe after a previously scheduled contest for April was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt, was one of UFC biggest hitters, regularly knocking out opponents throughout his UFC, MMA & Pride Fighting career. He was a fan favourite, with a huge following known for his antics in and out of the ring. Paul Gallen, undefeated in his 10 fight career, with 9 wins and a controversial draw in his highly publicised fight against Barry Hall. Renowned as one of the NRL’s toughest and hardest players throughout his stellar 348 game NRL career, Gallen is a fascinating opponent for Hunt.
Tickets for the Sydney Super fight go on sale at 10am Monday 2nd November via Ticketek.
To order Tszyu v Morgan visit www.mainevent.com.au or book through the MyFoxtel.app.