By Scott Shaffer
Conflicting reports are emanating from Australia concerning the health of former world junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu. Earlier in the week, the Daily Telegraph published an interview in which Tszyu seemed to admit that he was diagnosed with a bruise to his brain after losing his title to Ricky Hatton earlier this month. In the story, Tszyu discussed the injury but said he hadn't made up his mind about whether he would retire or not. However, a later story on Fox Sports' Australian website quoted Tszyu's physician, Dr. Bill Anseline as saying, "categorically there was no bruising in or on Kostya's brain." With Tszyu apparently suffering no long-term damage, there is no medical reason why he couldn't continue boxing. However, Tszyu appears to be in no hurry to decide whether he will return to the ring. In the bout against Hatton, the bout was virtually even for nine rounds but when Hatton dominated the tenth and eleventh, Tszyu surrendered just before the final round.