Nikita Tszyu is an Australian professional boxer. He is the son of former world champion boxer Kostya Tszyu and brother of Tim.
Nikita Tszyu biography
Tszyu was born to Soviet parents in Sydney, New South Wales. His mother Natasha Anikina is of ethnic Russian heritage, and his father Kostya is of ethnic Russian, Korean, and Mongolian ancestry. His sibling Tim is a professional boxer, and his father Kostya was once the undisputed light-welterweight champion.
Tszyu stopped boxing at the age of 16 in order to concentrate on his studies after winning the junior national title on a few occasions.
He entered the University of Technology Sydney’s Bachelor of Architectural Design program after completing his secondary school education at Newington College in 2015 and began working in the field for several years before making a comeback to boxing at the age of 23.
Nikita Tszyu career
Tszyu defeated Aaron Stahl in the second round of his professional boxing début in March 2022 at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena thanks to a technical knockout (TKO). Almost precisely 30 years had passed since his father’s first professional match when he made his professional debut.
He next faced Mason Smith on May 11, 2022, winning by TKO in the first round to improve to 2-0. After that, Nikita defeated Ben Horn to advance to 3-0. With a victory over Darkon Dryden in overtime in October 2022, the team improved to 4-0.
Nikita Tszyu siblings
Tszyu‘s brother is Tim Tszy.