Rockdale boxer Tim Tszyu is a rising star in the ring

Rockdale boxer Tim Tszyu will be looking to ''take the soul'' of Victorian Joel Camilleri when the pair fight for the Australian super welterweight title on Wednesday night.

Tszyu's professional career is off to a perfect 12-0 (10 by knockout) winning start.

But the newest Tszyu on the fight scene - son of the Australian legend and former undisputed world champion, Kostya Tszyu - wants be his own man.

Tszyu, who trains under the watchful eye of his uncle Igor Goloubev at the Tszyu Boxing Academy in Rockdale, surrounded by giant posters promoting his father's bouts, is aiming to create his own legacy.

''People are always going to compare me to my dad, it's something I can't escape but at the end of the day I'm just trying to become better as a fighter and improve,'' Tszyu said in an online interview this week with news.com.au.

''I've worked my whole life to get to this position to be able to challenge for the Australian title and it's a big thing in my career right now.

''It's a big opportunity for myself to fight in front of a big audience.''

Tim Tszyu said his father's legacy will count for nought when he steps into the ring against Camilleri in his debut as a pay-per-view headliner at The Star.

''Joel's a greater fighter, he's a strong boy and he's got that number one position for a reason," Tszyu said.

''For me it is a one on one sport, so take away my last name, take away the fact my dad was this great boxer, it's Tim versus Joel.

''In boxing you plan on taking the soul out of your opponent, to make them quit or to hit them with shots where they can't recover.

''Joel's got the same attitude to me we're both going to go in there trying to take each other's souls out.''

Tim Tszyu at the Tszyu Boxing Academy in Rockdale surrounded by giant posters promoting his father's bouts. Picture: Bianca De Marchi, AAP

Tim Tszyu at the Tszyu Boxing Academy in Rockdale surrounded by giant posters promoting his father's bouts. Picture: Bianca De Marchi, AAP

Legendary Australian trainer Johnny Lewis, who worked with the likes of Jeff Fenech, Jeff Harding and Kostya Tszyu - all of whom won world titles under his tutelage - has predicted big things await Tim Tszyu following the Australian title fight with Camilleri.

"I honestly think he will be a world champion and a damn good one at that," Lewis said.

While Lewis is happy to anoint Tszyu as the next big thing in Australia boxing, others like Sutherland Shire boxing journalist Paul Upham are urging patience.

"He's in a novice stage of his career. Kostya had 300 amateur fights before he turned professional," Upham told the ABC.

"Tim's only had a handful of amateur fights, he's only had a handful of professional fights, really we're learning something about Tim every fight."

Upham, who wrote a book on Kostya Tszyu called Something Worth Fighting For (2007) , has seen the similarities between the former world champion and his son.

"Tim has a lot of the traits of Kostya, obviously following his father's career, watching videos of him, getting instruction from his father, so there's always going to be that similar sort of style," said Upham.

"Tim's a thinking fighter, you can really see the way he operates. He really thinks about the science of boxing."