If you haven't already worked it by now, Tim Tszyu is for real.
And it's getting to the point where even his bitter rivals are acknowledging his greatness too.
Speaking after his victory against Queensland-based Irishman Dennis Hogan, Tszyu revealed exactly what was said between the two boxers just moments after Hogan's corner threw in the towel.
And despite all the trash talk and bad blood leading into the bout, it seems Tszyu has now gained a fan in Hogan.
"It was very respectful," Tszyu said during his post-fight press conference.
"He just said, 'The hype is real'."
A mutual respect clearly exists between the two warriors.
And it turns out Hogan even expressed the same feelings to Tszyu's manager Glen Jennings.
"He said that to me too," Jennings added.
"It's a wonderful little statement.
"I won't use the language, but Dennis said, 'Yeah, the hype is real.'
"He was very respectful."
Great sportsmanship shown by Hogan there.
As for Tszyu, he's now within touching distance of a world title shot.
"I want an international fight," the 26-year-old said.
"I want to be recognised globally. I want to a global boxing star - that's my goal, and it's always been my goal. I think I need those big names, there's a few boys that really interest me."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@timtszyu
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