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Tszyu Jr set to make his boxing mark

AAP logoAAP 16/12/2016 Adrian Warren

The son of a boxing gun, Tim Tszyu will have his famous father in the house when he makes his professional debut at an illustrious venue that even his dad had never fought at.

Tszyu Jr will fight Queenslander Zorran (Zorran) Cassidy (1-2-1) indoors at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday night in a middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds.

It's almost 25 years since his father Kostya made his professional debut at another well-known Australian sporting arena, Melbourne's Princes Park.

Kostya went on to win WBA, WBC and IBF titles as a junior welterweight - regarded as one of the greatest of all time in the division - and was inducted in to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

The Russian-born boxer relocated to Sydney after winning a world amateur title in that city in 1991 and Tim learnt his boxing craft in Australia.

Tim is taller than his father and is expected to campaign as a light middleweight after Saturday's fight.

He left the amateur ranks holding a 32-1 record, with the only loss coming against 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis.

Kostya arrived from Russia on Tuesday and watched Tim train and have his final spar.

The older Tszyu fought at several prominent Australian sporting venues, including Parramatta Stadium and Telstra Superdome, now Etihad Stadium.

However, there's no record of any major boxing bouts at the SCG, though Allianz Stadium next door hosted the Anthony Mundine-Danny Green fight.

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