WHEN Matt Rose's No Limit Boxing first signed on to promote Tim Tszyu, his goal was to have the name of the emerging talent on the lips of sports fans across the globe.
On Wednesday night that is exactly what happened.
With Rose watching on ring side at Townsville Stadium, 25-year-old Tszyu took down former world champion Jeff Horn in their super welterweight bout.
Tszyu completely dominated, stopping Horn in the eighth round as he took his record to 16 fights without loss. It marked the biggest moment of his career thus far and triggered talk of a world title fight.
For Rose it was also a huge moment as the fight was not only watched by fans across Australia, but boxing fans across the globe.
It shows how far the company he and brothers Trent and George founded has come since staging their first event at the Dubbo RSL Club seven years ago.
"He is the new face of Australian boxing and he is our next superstar. You beat a guy like Jeff Horn who is an absolute warrior. We are talking about a guy who has beaten Manny Pacquaio," Bathurst product Rose said.
"You saw the Jeff Horn that turned up, he was ready to fight and we know where Tim Tszyu stands in Australia, but look out the world, he is coming."
When the brothers, who grew up in Bathurst, signed Tszyu in April last year, Matt made the promise: "The world knows of Kostya and soon they will know of Tim."
"People will always compare me to my dad and what he did was truly out of this world. He was an undisputed world champion for 10 years," Tszyu said.
"I will always float around as the son of Kostya, but I wanted to say this is Tim Tszyu who beat Jeff Horn and it wasn't the son, it wasn't because of my last name. It was purely the fact I trained hard and got the victory."
Tszyu's manager Glen Jennings was another proud figure on Wednesday night and he acknowledged the role Rose played.
"To Matty Rose, we have come along way mate and I'm proud to call you a partner in this journey as we roll on to the top," he said.