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Dog bite has left Tim Tszyu in hospital, fight in doubt

Tim Tszyu is facing a nervous wait to find out if he will be able to make the first defense of his interim world title after he was forced to undergo emergency surgery due to a dog bite.

The Australian was taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog at a barbecue held on Saturday, and it was determined that the laceration on his right forearm was serious enough to warrant surgery.

His team have assured the media that the surgery was a success and the wound was nothing more than a superficial one.

However, with a title fight against Carlos Ocampo scheduled for June 18, there is now a race against time for Tszyu to prove his fitness.

Tszyu's team believe there is no danger of the fight being delayed

Glen Jennings, Tszyu's manager, has taken it upon himself to reassure fans that the WBO super welterweight title fight due to be held in Australia will indeed go ahead.

He suggested that he had no doubt his fighter would be ready for the June 18 battle, although it's inevitable that some of his preparations will be impacted.

George Rose, the No Limit CEO, and the man in charge of promoting Tszyu's career, was far more concerned.

"Like everyone, I was shocked and worried when I first heard the news," he confirmed.

"It's certainly not the ideal preparation anytime a fighter ends up in hospital a few weeks out from a world title fight.

"But the best news right now is that Tim is doing okay. He has the best and most experienced team around him in world boxing and they have assured me he'll be more than ready on the 18th of June. If they're confident, I'm confident."

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