The 25-year-old Tszyu (16-0, 12 KOs) is coming off of a career-best eighth-round knockout win over former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn last summer on August 26, Townsville, Australia.
According to Fox Sports News, this will be the 25-year-old Tszyu’s next opponent for 2020. It’s not the type of opponent that boxing fans wanted to see from Tszyu, but perhaps this is the best that his management could get for him during the pandemic.
The 31-year-old Morgan (21-1, 11 KOs) isn’t ranked in the top 15 at 154, and all of his wins during his six-year professional career have come against lower-level opposition in his native New Zealand.
Listed at 5’9 1/2″, Morgan looks very short, and it wouldn’t be surprising if his real height is closer to 5’6″. Against Tszyu, Morgan is going to look out of place, but that’s the whole idea.
This is a showcase type of fight for Tszyu, and it’s not meant to be competitive.
Tszyu should take care of Morgan in one or two rounds at best, and hopefully, there’s a good undercard paired with this mismatch.