On August 23, 2004, Boxingtalk was the first to report whispers of a potential showdown between undisputed welterweight champion Cory Spinks and junior welterweight king Kostya Tszyu. In a free exclusive video interview with Cory Spinks
, Spinks expressed his desire to face Tszyu in his next fight, provided that Tszyu took care of business with Mitchell (which he emphatically did). In another free exclusive video interivew with Cory's trainer Kevin Cunningham
, Cunningham reaffirmed the fact that Tszyu indeed was the next big fight they were hoping for. And with quotes like "I'm wishing I could get the fight with Tszyu" and "you know I want that Tszyu fight more than anything", taken from our August 26th T.N.T. chat session with the undisputed welterweight champion
, it should come as no surprise to Boxingtalk readers that Kostya Tszyu is definitely the opponent that Spinks is hoping to face next. According to a recent article at foxsportsnews.com
, the feeling is mutual from the Tszyu camp. Tszyu is reportedly rejecting multi-million dollar offers in hopes of facing Spinks, including a $10.7 million two-fight deal from Murad Muhammad to face Arturo Gatti and Floyd Mayweather Jr. As always, Boxingtalk will continue to keep you updated. In the meantime, remember where you heard it first!