Gold Coast secures a second Tszyu world title blockbuster

Australian boxing sensation Tim Tszyu has once again chosen the Gold Coast as the host city for his highly anticipated WBO world title fight against American Brian Mendoza.

The exciting announcement was made at a press conference in Las Vegas earlier today.

The blockbuster featuring the two champions will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) on Sunday October 15.

It will be Tszyu’s second world title bout on the Gold Coast this year after he won against Mexican fighter Carlos Ocampo in June with a thrilling 77-second first-round knockout.

With Tszyu’s international stardom on the rise the October 15 clash on the Gold Coast will be a must-see event for boxing fans around the world.

“It’s on! The biggest world title bout in Australia this year – right here on the Gold Coast,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.

“Gold Coasters have adopted Tim as their own so to have him choose our city for this blockbuster is incredible news. “This will be a monumental fight night bringing together two champions from the WBO and WBC Super Welterweight divisions. I’m backing Tim to stand proud on October 15 and deliver the goods for Australia.’’

“This fight is a massive coup for the Gold Coast and Australia,” said No Limit Boxing CEO George Rose. “The energy of a world title fight week in one of the best locations in the country is something not to be missed.”

The Tszyu-Mendoza blockbuster will once again put the Gold Coast in the global spotlight as a world-class events city, with the match to be broadcast worldwide.

June’s Tszyu-Ocampo fight generated extensive international media coverage showcasing the destination to tens of millions of people globally. The live broadcast too across Showtime Boxing in the USA, and Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and Main Event in Australia, ensured the Gold Coast match reached the biggest boxing fans around the world.

More than half of the capacity crowd at the June match was from outside the Gold Coast with visitors for the fight staying the weekend, providing a significant boost for the local economy.

The clash against Mendoza is expected to generate even more interest with the fight likely to be the last time Australians will get to see Tszyu fight at home in a long time with the boxer to head overseas following a win in October.

With the addition of the Tim Tszyu world title fight, October and November are gearing up to be a bumper couple of months of major events on the Gold Coast with four huge events over four consecutive weekends.

On October 15 Tim Tszyu takes on Brian Mendoza, the following weekend (20-22 October) the award-winning Groundwater Country Music Festival returns with more than 50 artists across 14 stages, then the supercars are back in the streets of Surfers Paradise for the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 for three days from 27 October. In early November (4 November) Sir Paul McCartney will bring his Got Back tour to the Gold Coast’s Heritage Bank Stadium.

For more information and tickets visit the No Limit Boxing website.

This event is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast and the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland.