Rising boxing star Tim Tszyu shows off his incredible lightning-fast reflexes by catching coins flicked into the air
- Australian boxer Tim Tszyu exercised his reflexes in a training drill on Monday
- The son of world champion boxer Kostya Tszyu practiced for his Friday match
- He will defend his Australasian Super Welterweight title against Jack Brubaker
Boxer Tim Tszyu showed off a unique training drill that showcased his impressive reflexes.
The Australian boxing star, 25, was practicing for his upcoming match with an exercise that saw him catching coins flicked in the air.
The video from his Monday training session with Igor Goloubev showed four coins being thrown up off a round board and Tszyu quickly snatching all of them.
Tszyu (pictured above) showed off his reflexes in preparation to defend his title on Friday
The Instagram post showed Tszyu perfecting his left-right-left-right combination.
This reflex drill was part of his preparation to defend his IBF Australasian Super Welterweight title against Jack Brubaker on Friday.
Tszyu is the Australian National Boxing Federation’s super middleweight champion and the son of former light welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu.
He jumped to No. 7 in the IBF rankings and said he wanted to go from Australian top dog to global number one next year.
‘It’s been quite a successful year getting to that number one stage in Australia. In 2020, I want to be number one on the world stage,’ he said to AAP.
In 2019, Tszyu accomplished some impressive feats including beating Britain’s former Commonwealth welterweight champion Denton Vassell and taking the Australian super welterweight crown off Joel Camilleri.
On the upcoming fight with his fellow Sydneysider, Tszyu said, ‘He’s very cocky, he lives in his own little dream world … he’s going to face reality on December 6.’
Brubaker also spoke to AAP and responded to the comments, ‘Tim can say all he wants in his monotone quite boring personality.’
‘I believe I’m going to win this fight and I believe I can stop Timmy. Timmy has the weight of the world on his shoulders, he has that last name,’ he said.
Pictured: Tim Tszyu (left) and his father Kostya Tszyu (right) are both boxing champions