Horn ready for Zerafa Saturday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is looking teach Michael Zerafa a lesson when they clash in a middleweight contest on Saturday in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

“Michael Zerafa has talked me down, Mundine did the same. Look what happened to him,” Horn told the Sydney Morning Herald. “He’s smug and arrogant when I’ve seen him, the way he chews gum in your face, the way he talks, the way he says I can’t box and he’s going to knock me out. There are a few things that do get under my skin. It all comes down to fight night. I never say I’ll knock people out…but it would be good to land some punches on him!”

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  • what weight is this fight? Neither one of them are really middleweights. If Kell Brook were trained and fighting Zerafa next Saturday, he’d win again, at 154 or 160. Zerafa is 26-0 in Australia, with 3 wins over some Thai fighters. And the Thai fighters brought over to Australia are never accomplished boxers. If a guy like Zerafa KO’d the Thai guys they brought to him, they weren’t accomplished boxers. He is more like 23-0 12 KOs fighting within Aus. This will be Horn’s 14th pro fight within Australia. I wouldn’t count Zerafa out, if he cuts Horn with a punch, you never know if Horn’s corner will stop it to go to the cards, like they did against Plotnikov in 2015. Horn kept running his face into Plotnikov’s head in round 6, and got cut at 1:15 of round 6, and his corner stopped it at the end of the 7th. Horn will extra careful about leading with his head in this fight, because he wants the December money fight with Murata.

  • The last thing any fighter wants to do is to piss off Jeff Horn. Don’t tug on Superman’s cape, don’t spit into the wind, don’t pull the mask off the old lone ranger and you don’t mess around with Jeff Horn

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