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Tszyu Jr starts pro boxing on winning note

AAP logoAAP 17/12/2016 Adrian Warren

Tim Tszyu, the son of Australian boxing great Kostya Tszyu, has made a successful and polished start to his professional career with a six-round unanimous points win over Queenslander Zorran Cassady at the SCG.

Billed as Tszyu 2.0, 22-year-old middleweight Tim displayed enough potential on Saturday night to suggest he can carve out a decent career of his own.

He won 60-54, winning all six rounds on each judge's card.

Former multi-world title-winning light welterweight Kostya, who flew in from Russia earlier in the week, barked out instructions at ringside while recording the fight on his phone.

Asked what advice Kostya had given him going into the fight, Tim said: " 'Keep it smart, don't lose your cool, it's different to the amateurs'.

"I knew it would be a battle. I got a cut to the back of my head."

He said his next fight would be on the Anthony Mundine-Danny Green undercard in Adelaide next February.

He hoped to fight six times in 2017, as well as go to Russia at some stage.

Tim put his shots together well, working the head and the body, and while there was the occasional glimpse of his father's style, he showed some crowd-pleasing moves of his own.

Cassady spent most of the fight on the back foot, landing little of substance.

The tiring fighter lost his mouthguard a couple of times as he looked to buy some time against a relentless opponent.

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