Zerafa: I can beat Munguia

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #2, WBA #3 middleweight Michael Zerafa (30-4,19 KOs) says he has been offered a bout with former WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) and he’s confident he can defeat the unbeaten Mexican.

“If it was up to me I’d jump on a plane tonight and fight him,” Zerafa told Wide World of Sports. “I’m keen for the Munguia fight. I believe I can beat him, I’ve seen him a few times, he fought a fellow Aussie in Dennis Hogan (in 2019), and I thought Hogan won that fight.

“There’s a lot of things he does wrong that I think we can capitalize on. His defense isn’t the best, he relies on his power too much. He just tries to walk forward, he doesn’t have the best footwork. I’ve fought a lot of fighters like that and beaten them. They’re quite easy to beat. Respectfully, he’s a good fighter, a world class fighter, a former world champion, but he’s human, he’s beatable.”

Zerafa also stated Munguia isn’t the only option.

“We’ve got offers from everywhere…I’ve also got potential opponents with GGG and Falcão. We’re in a very good position, with three huge potential fights.

“There’s three good offers, so we’ll sit down now and work out which one’s the best.”

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  • Could only beat Jeff Horn on a cut and lost the return. Any half decent fighter Zerafa has faced ? He has lost to. A fight with Munguia will be no different sadly.

  • Munguia’s handlers have no confidence in him against the best in his division. Same at 160 as it was at 154. They obviously know what hardcore fans know and that’s that their Tijuana kid would get brutally knocked out against a fighter his own size with any level of skill. Zerafa doesn’t come close to that mark. Tszyu would have knocked this kid out had they fought.

  • Why isnt it upto you, sounds like you are catting it again like when you dodged Timmy

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