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Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark Odds and Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Jul 5, 2021 · 8:36 AM PDT

Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark Odds
Tim Tszyu takes on Steve Spark with his unblemished record in New South Wales on Wednesday. Can Spark hand Tszyu his first loss?
  • Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark goes Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 5:00 AM EST
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  • Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below

Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark takes place at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales at 5:00 AM EST on July 7th, 2021. The live event goes down in Australia, with the broadcast transpiring on Kayo and Main Event.

The WBO global super welterweight championship is on the line here, with Tszyu and Spark occupying the champion and challenger roles, respectively.

Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark Odds

Fighter Odds at FOX Bet
Tim Tszyu -2500
Steve Spark +900

Odds as of July 5th

Michael Zerafa was initially supposed to be in this bout prior to Spark taking his place. But Zerafa pulled out seven days prior to the event date.

COVID-19 worries reportedly caused Zerafa to drop out, Spark was already preparing to fight on July 24th, and the training became truncated to pivot towards this prizefight with Tszyu.

Tim Tszyu’s Quest for 19-0

Tszyu is the number one ranked WBO fighter in the super welterweight category.

Tim Tszyu is an undefeated pro boxing champion that could vault himself towards even bigger opportunities with a highlight-reel win here.

His last outing saw him dispatch Dennis Hogan via fifth-round TKO in their March title fight.

Tim Tszyu admittedly seemed disappointed the Zerafa fight fell out, but he is grateful there is a plan B.

Moreover, he knows the magnitude of the task in front of him even on short notice. Someone Tszyu describes as being a dangerous fighter with a lot of power as well as stamina.

Steve Spark Steps up to Fight Tszyu

For Spark, this is his first bout above welterweight and only his second above junior welterweight. Steve Spark enters this fight on the heels of what many pundits are calling the best victory of his pro career so far.

Spark is coming off of besting Jack Brubaker via unanimous decision in their April bout. This after being dropped in the first frame and rallying back to secure the win on points.

Steve Spark sees this as his cinematic moment invoking titles like Cinderella Man and Rocky to describe this Tszyu contest coming together.

These 154 pounders actually shared a card with each other four years ago where Tszyu was the undercard support for Spark.

A curious facet of the bout when you consider that Tszyu has since become Australia’s biggest boxing star.

Tim Tszyu vs Steve Spark Tale of the Tape

Tszyu
VS
Spark

18-0 Record 12-1
14 Knockouts 11
5’8.5 Height Not available
72″ Reach Not available
Dennis Hogan, Bowyn Morgan, Jeff Horn Significant Wins Jack Brubaker, James MacDonald, Luis Ronaldo Castillo
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Both of these warriors have incredible finishing rates. For Tszyu, he is riding a four-fight streak of stoppages and has an overall career finishing rate of 78 percent.

Spark has finished all but one opponent, and that adversary in question was the aforementioned Brubaker.

Ultimately, I think this ten-round contest will not encroach into that point whereby the final bell rings.

I think there’s good value in seeking out a prop bet on this contest not going the distance (-600). Also, I would go with a prop bet surrounding Tszyu winning via TKO or KO (-500).

Pick: Tim Tszyu (-2500)

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