Kostya Tszyu News


Kostya Tszyu’s chief medico, Dr Bill Anseline, refuted claims that his patient had suffered bruising on the brain, as suggested in an exclusive story appearing in the Daily Telegraph today.

“Categorically there was no bruising in or on Kostya’s brain and it would be misleading for anyone to say so,” said Dr Anseline. “Kostya underwent a series of routine scans and tests last week purely as a precautionary measure. These tests included attention to the head and stomach regions. Kostya was bruised in several areas as a result of the fight, and while he had some discomfort last week, there is no mid or long term effect at all”.

Tszyu’s manager, Matthew Watt, was also dismissive of the bold headlines that have sparked considerable concern about the health and well-being of Australia’s most celebrated boxer.

“Kostya Tszyu and Ricky Hatton fought a war for 11 rounds,” said Watt. “Both fighters wore a colourful reminder of the nature of that contest after the fight. Thankfully, official medical reports have confirmed that Kostya did not sustain any serious injuries as a result of the gruelling encounter and the suggestion that my client suffered brain bruising is not correct.

“Kostya is supported by a very professional and experienced team and his health and well-being is our priority,” continued Watt. “Most importantly, Kostya’s doctor has confirmed that Kostya is healthy.”

At 35, Tszyu will now be forced to consider his future. On this matter, Watt commented:

“Kostya will take as much time as he needs to make a decision on his future. This will be a decision that will involve his family and team, but at the end of the day should rightly be made by Kostya himself. There is no pressure being placed on Kostya in regards to his decision. We would kindly ask that he be given time to privately consider his future. Once he has done that, we will advise Kostya’s fans and the media of the outcome,” finished Watt.

Kostya Tszyu's Activities



Kostya Tszyu continues his tour around Australia in November 2005. The four-time world champion is looking forward to meeting as many of the Tszyu Crew as he can. A number of stage shows and book signings have been arranged and are listed below.

Kostya’s new photo book “Kostya: from Russia with Gloves” is released in book stores around Australia on November 1. Please note that book store signings in November are only for this new book release.


The popular "Kostya Tszyu Stage Show", which has already wowed the Tszyu Crew at a number of venues around the country over the last two years, stars the four-time world champion and boxing journalist host Paul Upham. They present a stage show where they discuss Kostya's career, screen films of his greatest fights, take audience questions and give fans the chance to meet the boxing legend in person. Dates and venues will be announced shortly. Please note tickets are limited so get in fast if you would like to attend!

Thursday 17th November 2005
Burwood, New South Wales

ABC Shop Burwood
Shop 204 Westfield Shopping Centre
Burwood, NSW
6pm - “From Russia with Gloves” book signing

Friday 18th November 2005
Sydney City, New South Wales

Angus & Robertson
168-174 Pitt Street (Imperial Arcade)
Sydney CBD, NSW
12:30pm - “From Russia with Gloves” book signing

Saturday 19th November 2005
Shellharbour, New South Wales

Angus & Robertson ABC Centre
Shop 203 Stockland Shellharbour
Shellharbour City Centre, NSW
1:30pm - “From Russia with Gloves” book signing

Thursday 1st December 2005
Campbelltown, New South Wales

ABC Shop Campbelltown
Shop U32 Macarthur Square
Campbelltown, NSW
6pm - “From Russia with Gloves” book signing


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