K. Tszyu: I have not made a decision about my boxing career yet

26.09.05 - By Kostya Tszyu: Dear Tszyu Crew, It has been a busy September and last week I returned home to Sydney after a three week trip to Russia. I had a beautiful time there and went to Moscow and so many other places. I was very welcome wherever I went and the people in Russia gave me great support. The hospitality I receive is unbelievable. They treat me so well..

The trip was a combination of business and relaxation. There was no pressure for me and I only did two media conferences towards the end of my stay. I love to be busy and I have many different offers and interesting projects that I will go ahead with in 2006. I have even been offered a leading character movie role in Russia!

I met up with some of the Russian Tszyu Crew and saw Dasha and Oli-ya and many of our other regulars in the Forum at I even saw Mike Tyson at a karate tournament one day and spent some time with him, he just loves Russia.

One of the boxers that I now manage Anton Solopov, had an important win on a card in Khanty-Mansiysk and he is beginning to establish his reputation in Russia. I have arranged a number of bouts for him in Russia over the next twelve months.

It was a very exhausting trip with not much sleep but a very enjoyable one. I returned home last Monday September 19 on my 36th birthday and it was great to celebrate with all my family even though I was a little tired. Last week was a very busy week. My daughter Anastasia turned 3 last Wednesday and then on Friday it was my 12th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, my wife Natasha left on Thursday for Singapore and Malaysia with my sons Timophey and Nikita who are on a representative football tour.

October 2005 is going to be even busier for me, but the good news is that I will be spending my time with many of the Tszyu Crew in Australia.

On October 5, I will be launching my new fitness and exercise book called "Fighting Fit". It is a combined book/dvd package published through Pan Macmillan Australia. It is designed for anyone to improve their fitness on their own level. Being fit and healthy is a very important part of life and I get great satisfaction from encouraging people and seeing them make improvements that give them great benefits in all aspects of their lives. "Fighting Fit" will be available through the on-line store and in book stores throughout Australia.

I will be making a number of appearances in book stores around Australia as follows, where I will be available to sign copies of "Fighting Fit".

Thursday 6th October 2005
Perth, Western Australia
Dymocks Booksellers
Booragoon Garden City Shopping Centre
Shop 33, Riseley Street
6:30pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Tuesday 11th October 2005
Adelaide, Western Australia
Dymocks Booksellers
136 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
12:30pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Thursday 13th October 2005
Sydney, New South Wales
Borders Book Shop Sky Garden
Pitt Street Mall, Sydney CBD
12:30pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Thursday 13th October 2005
Gold Coast, Queensland
Angus and Robertson Book Shop
Shop 134-135 Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach
6:30pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Saturday 15th October 2005
Miranda, New South Wales
Miranda Fair, Westfield Miranda
10:30am “Fighting Fit” book signing

Tuesday 18th October 2005
Melbourne, Victoria
Angus and Robertson Book Shop
360 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
12:30pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Thursday 20th October 2005
North Ryde, New South Wales
Borders Book Shop
Macquarie Centre Shopping
452 Herring Road, North Ryde
7pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Thursday 27th October 2005
Brisbane, Queensland
Dymocks Bookseller
Chermside Westfield, Shop249AB
7pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

Friday 28th October 2005
Brisbane, Queensland
Angus and Robertson Book Shop
Post Office Square
Adelaide Street, City
12:30pm “Fighting Fit” book signing

I will also be appearing in a number of live stage shows, lunches and dinners in different parts of Australia. This is going to be a great tour and I am looking forward to going to places where I have not been before. With boxing journalist Paul Upham on stage with me, we talk about my career, show video highlights, take questions from you in the audience and I meet many of you in person afterwards for autographs and photos. I really enjoy these shows and this is my chance to give some of my time back to the Tszyu Crew. Tickets are limited so get in fast if you would like to attend at the following venues.

Friday 7th October 2005
Newman, Western Australia
Newman Recreation Centre
7pm on Stage Show
Tickets: (08) 9177 8075

Saturday 8th October 2005
Port Hedland, Western Australia
Cooke Point Recreation Club
Keesing Street, Port Hedland
7pm on Stage Show
Tickets: (08) 9173 1788

Sunday 9th October 2005
Perth, Western Australia
Burswood Entertainment Complex
7pm Dinner and on Stage Show
Tickets: (08) 9484 1133

Tuesday 11th October 2005
Adelaide, South Australia
Arkaba Hotel
150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton
7pm Dinner and on Stage Show
Tickets: (08) 8338 1100

Monday 17th October 2005
Melbourne, Victoria
Shoppingtown Hotel Doncaster
13-21 Williamsons Road, Doncaster
7.30pm on Stage Show
Tickets: (03) 9848 6811

Thursday 27th October 2005
Brisbane, Queensland
Tattersall’s Club
215 Queen Street, Brisbane
12pm Lunch and on Stage Show
Tickets: (07) 3331 8881

Friday 28th October 2005
Ipswich, Queensland
Brothers Leagues Club
Wildey Street, Raceview, Ipswich
7pm Dinner and on Stage Show
Tickets: (07) 3282 9132

I will be making a number of media appearances in October, so keep checking back at where we will have a daily list of my activities and photos of what I have been up to.

Finally, I have not made a decision about my boxing career as yet. This is a very important decision and I want to make the right decision and not change my mind a few days later. But I am not going to sit around and dwell on this. As you can see I will be very busy and spending time with the Tszyu Crew is one of the things I enjoy most of all.

Remember the Tszyu Crew rules always!

Your champion,

Kostya Tszyu

Article posted on 26.09.2005

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