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Tszyu set for Australian world title fight

Tim Tszyu, currently training in the US, will have his next title fight in Australia. (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO) (AAP)

Tim Tszyu will fight for a world title in Australia, his first bout since a date with undisputed super-welterweight champion Jermell Charlo was postponed.

The Sydney product has locked in a March 12 meeting with American Tony Harrison for the WBO super-welterweight world title, with the city and venue still to be confirmed.

Tszyu has remained in his United States camp since a January 28 title shot against Charlo was put on ice, the undisputed champion breaking his hand in training in December.

Instead Tszyu will fight the only man to ever beat him, Detroit product Harrison earning the WBC belt in 2018 but then immediately losing to Charlo in a rematch.

Tszyu's younger brother Nikita will also fight on the card, while father and former Australian boxing great Kostya - 20 years after his last world title fight on home soil - will be a keen spectator.

"I think Australia is going to erupt," Tszyu said in a statement on Monday, confirming his first fight in Australia for almost 18 months.

"It's a massive fight for Australia and a special moment in my career.

"I have so many passionate fans supporting and following me, so I guess he will feel a certain craziness about the atmosphere in Australia.

"But his biggest problem he's running into isn't the fans, it's me."

The winner will face a fit-again Charlo for all four belts later this year.

"Every fight you take is all on the line, you're one punch away from going back to the very bottom," Tszyu said of the risk the fight poses.

"It's all on the line and a gamble, but this is what I do. This is boxing, it's part of my career and I'm a fighter first.

"He (Harrison) was the next best available option. I'm at that stage of my career that I really don't care who is in front of me. I'm ready to take them all out."

Harrison has been eyeing off a date with Tszyu for some time but will hope his punching accuracy is better than his knowledge of Australian fauna.

"Take me on a vacation, he told reporters last year.

"Let me see the kangaroos and rattlesnakes and s**t like that, I want that.

"I want to fight him, but I want to fight him over there."

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