77 seconds: That was all it took for Tim Tszyu to demolish Carlos Ocampo

Tim Tszyu’s unified world title stays intact after the son of a gun retained his WBO interim super-welterweight title with a spectacular victory over Mexican Carlos Ocampo.

Risking all of it, Tszyu produced a rare show of firepower to efficiently defend the belt he claimed in March with a savage ninth-round stoppage of American Tony Harrison in Sydney.

A self-confessed “obsessed” Tszyu knocked Ocampo out in exactly a minute in a ferocious efficiency on the Gold Coast Conference Centre to ship a chilling warning to undisputed world champion Jermell Charlo.

In 77 seconds of mayhem, Tszyu first knocked down Ocampo with a giant proper earlier than ending the Central American with a brutal left hook that left the vanquished in tears.

Tszyu was final month ordered to combat Charlo earlier than October 1 for the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF belts after the pair’s scheduled January 29 showdown was postponed final Christmas when the American broke two bones in his proper hand.

That blockbuster bout would have been canned had Tszyu misplaced to Ocampo, 22 days after needing emergency surgical procedure for a nasty dog-bite wound to his proper forearm.

Sometimes, although, Tszyu as soon as once more rose to event to verify his date with future with Charlo with essentially the most astonishing efficiency of his profession, extending his undefeated file to 23 wins from 23 fights with a seventeenth KO.