On the Hit Network’s national drive show Carrie & Tommy, Tommy Little challenged World Champion boxer Tim Tszyu to a three round boxing match… but it was no regular boxing match.
Recently taking up boxing for fitness, Tommy combined his love of Kebabs with newly found love, boxing = KeBoxing. Tommy had to eat a full kebab before each round, dressed as a kebab. Tommy also got a tattoo on his wrist prior to the fight ‘1-0’.
Tommy also sought advice from professional boxer Tyson Fury before the main event.
Co-host Carrie Bickmore who named herself Tommy’s ‘Momager’, was on the sidelines holding the chuck bucket.
Before The Fight
When asked if Tommy was nervous: “Ahh.. honestly, yeah.”
Tim: “This is a world exclusive, I’ve never seen this before!”
Tim wasn’t too worried going into the fight, only expecting Tommy to last one round: “I’ll give him a round, just because I want to see him eat the second kebab.”
After 20 seconds of Round 1, Tommy went down after taking too many hits to the side. Tommy accepted defeat.
Tommy: “I’m going to leave the judges out of it and award you the win.”
Tommy talking about Tim: “He’s a World Champ but he’s also a really ripper guy.”
Tim: “He did well, he did well. He threw some combos, was good, hundred percent.”
The video of the match is available here.
In an update to the aftermath of the fight, Tommy went to the doctor and revealed his rib is broken. Tommy said: “I can’t cough, sneeze, burp, breathe deeply so I went to get a scan. Good news, my lung has not collapsed. Yeah, my rib is broken, I heard it crack when he hit me.”
Australian boxing star Tim Tszyu will defend his WBO super-welterweight interim world title against Mexican challenger Carlos Ocampo on Sunday, June 18 on the Gold Coast and available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
At the end of 2022, The Hit Network confirmed that Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little will continue on with the network for the next four years as hosts of the national Drive show, Carrie & Tommy.
The pair have carved out a loyal audience of listeners since they started the show together in 2017, with the show reaching 1.875 million listeners per week in GfK Metro Survey #7 2022. Heard across 50 stations around Australia and on the LiSTNR app, Bickmore and Little will keep listeners laughing on the drive home in 2023.