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Boxing 2021: Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan, Michael Zerafa, Anthony Mundine

Tim Tszyu wasn’t watching when Michael Zerafa set an end to Anthony Mundine in two minutes.

And he absolutely wasn’t watching when Zerafa, new off the win, called out Tszyu, who faces Dennis Hogan on March 31.

“I could not even enjoy it,” Tszyu explained to foxsports.com.au. “I imagined it was ethically not satisfactory to enjoy, because there’s only just one point which is likely to occur.

“I did not realize the complete position of it.”

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Mundine completed just after only two minutes!


Zerafa’s beatdown of a forty five-calendar year-previous Mundine still left a negative style in the mouths of those people watching on, each in Australia and overseas. It was a mismatch in between a 28-calendar year-previous and a legend who must have walked absent from the activity a long time back.

“I believe it shouldn’t have even took place,” Tszyu stated. “We obtained offered the Mundine fight and I stated straight absent: it’s not happening.

“It’s disrespectful, 1st of all. And there’s a time when enough is enough.”

Zerafa used the win as a new platform to shout Tszyu’s name.

“Tim Tszyu, and pardon my French, but halt f***ing functioning, it’s time to fight,” Zerafa stated just after finding earlier Mundine.

“It’s the very best fight, the very best match-up. He’s functioning worried, he’s stating no person desires to fight him. I’m listed here, I’ll fight him.

“Let’s give Australian fight enthusiasts what they want – Zerafa vs. Tszyu.”

As Tszyu has risen, Zerafa’s text have followed. But the actuality is fairly straightforward for the 26-calendar year-previous super welterweight, who headlines a different spend-for each-see card, this time in Newcastle upcoming week.

“I believe which is our past solution,” Tszyu stated of a Zerafa match-up. “If there’s practically nothing else on the desk then we’ll look at. You never get an opportunity by beating a 47-calendar year-previous grandfather, let us just say that.”

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Zerafa fought two wars from Jeff Horn in 2019 losing the second and in the end the possibilities that were waiting around at the other end of a win.

Tszyu then conquer Horn to start out 2020, in advance of dealing with Bowyn Morgan in stunning manner to cap off a calendar year exactly where the son of former earth winner, Kostya, founded himself as the No. 1 name in Australian boxing.

“Any of the top ten boys – they’re the kinds I’m likely for,” Tszyu stated of what he desires upcoming, with a WBO title shot also on the cards.

“ … It is superior that we’re listed here. We’ve flown below the radar in Australia. But as soon as I do fight the huge boys, it’s likely to be a huge shock to them.”

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