Boxing legend Kostya Tszyu currently resides in Moscow and mentors his son "in the background", but Tim Tszyu is hoping to create his own legacy.
The 23-year-old has only been boxing for less than two years but has already impressed in Australia after racking up nine wins with seven stoppages. This Friday he's chief support to Billy Dib's World Title fight with Tevin Farmer, live on BoxNation.
"I love it. I started maybe two years ago and it's been great," he told 2GB Radio this week.
Kostya, the 'Thunder from Down Under', is a former undisputed Super-Lightweight Champion who won 31 of his 33 bouts. In his last fight in 2005, he was stopped by British hero Ricky Hatton in Manchester, a night Hatton describes as his career highlight.
Tszyu recalled some of his memories from his father's career, and explained how he had an air of invincibility: "I remember attending one, which was the Jesse James Leija in Melbourne [in 2003]. I remember walking out to the ring with the belt.
"Every time my dad fought it was always like he was gonna win. There was no other choice besides he was gonna win. That's the same way I go."
Tszyu says there is still "a lot more to go, it's only been a year and a half. I'm only 23-years-old so I've still got plenty of time".
He describes his next opponent - Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus - as "an experienced boy", and experience is what Tszyu hopes to gain before stepping up to world level.
The Super-Welterweight division is stacked with talent, as Jarrett Hurd, Jermell Charlo and Jaime Munguia currently hold World Titles. Last week the Sydney talent revealed those are the sort of names he aspires to fight one day.