While Tim Tszyu insists he is on his own journey, the son of the former lineal and unified Light-Welterweight king is hoping to emulate his father Kostya Tszyu.

Next Thursday, the 9-0 prospect is the chief support to Billy Dib's World Title clash with Tevin Farmer in Sydney, live on BoxNation.

Speaking to Macquarie Sports Radio, he explained how his relationship with his father works: "Dad mentors me, he helps me out. He tells me the ins and outs. But I'm doing my own thing.

"Of course he's in the background always helping me out, but it's an individual sport. There's no one else that could fight for you."

Tim Tszyu

The 23-year-old revealed that both of his parents were apprehensive about him becoming a professional boxer, and wanted to change his mind.

"They both tried to talk me out of it! Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world and I don’t blame them for trying to not make me do it but I made the choice and it’s what I want to do. This is what I love," he added.

Tszyu faces experienced Indonesian Stevie Ferdinandus for WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Super-Welterweight belt, as he aims to climb the rankings. Eventually he hopes to win a World Title in America and believes the 154lb class is hotting up.

"There's a few people in the division that bring out a lot of interest. There's Jaime [Munguia], there's the Charlo brothers. The division is peaking. They're the names you aspire to fight one day.

"The ultimate goal is to get to the world stage in America to fight for the World Title. When we talk about ultimate goals that could be Madison Square Garden, Las Vegas to be the main event. I think that's the ultimate goal for any fighter.