Moments after his career-defining victory over Jack Brubaker in December, Australian boxer Tim Tszyu embraced his long-term girlfriend Alexandra Constantine.
And during Wednesday evening’s highly-anticipated super welterweight bout against Jeff Horn, don’t be surprised if you once again spot her near the ring’s edge.
Tszyu and Constantine have been an item for more than three years, and the Sydney-born finance graduate has supported the 25-year-old fighter throughout his professional career.
The couple met in 2016 when Constantine started taking boxing lessons at Tszyu’s gym in Rockdale.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph last year, Tszyu revealed why it was love at first sight.
“I normally don’t hold pads for people, so she was lucky she got pads that day,” Tszyu said.
“Her smile was what actually made me fall in love with her.”
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Constantine added: “I went to pay after class and he wouldn’t let me.
“We began talking over the next few weeks, although I never went back for a class.
“We don’t train together, my friends are surprised that he’s not my personal trainer.”
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Fluent in three languages — English, French and Macedonian — Constantine went to school at SCEGGS Darlinghurst in Sydney before she studied finance at the University of Technology Sydney. After delving into a career in property law, the 27-year-old currently works with NSW Transport as an Assistant Property Asset Manager.
Constantine has attended all but one of Tszyu’s professional fights, and will almost certainly be cheering him on in Townsville this week.
“It means the world, just to have someone by your side, and not just at the fights,” Tszyu told The Sunday Telegraph.
“She lives this as well. She is young, she could be going out to bars, hanging out with her friends, instead she’s stuck in a sauna with me on Saturday nights and then we have an early night.
“When I diet, she diets. She cooks a lot of meals, she actually keeps me grounded with my diet.
“So it’s not just my victory when I win a fight, she deserves the spotlight too.”
The headline act for Wednesday’s card is set to get underway at approximately 9.30pm (AEST).