Australian boxing villain Michael Zerafa’s extended-awaited return to the ring took a bizarre switch on the weekend when the location his approaching struggle was caught in a severe hearth.
It was reported by the Moonee Valley Leader that extra than 30 firefighters from 7 crews attended the blaze on Friday early morning at Ultima Perform Centre in Kelior East, Melbourne. The good thing is, no one was inside nor injured.
Zerafa’s scheduled Friday night bout towards Fiji’s Siliveni Nawai (12-4-one) has now been rescheduled for the Melbourne Pavilion on Monday night.
It is the 1st time Zerafa returns to motion considering that he pulled the pin on a blockbuster bout with mounting star Tim Tszyu that was scheduled for Newcastle in July. Zerafa claimed that promoters and Tszyu’s camp experienced not shipped on a range of claims, and was also not comfortable travelling to Newcastle provided the range of coronavirus circumstances in the city at the time.
Nevertheless, Zerafa earned the ire of Australian boxing lovers for his late withdrawal, with Stevie Spark gamely stepping up to take on Tszyu.
Tszyu has considering that overwhelmed Japan’s Takeshi Inoue to transfer to twenty- and is now on the brink of a environment title struggle, possessing declared Zerafa is firmly in his rear-perspective mirror.
Zerafa, 28-4, is determined to keep his name in the dialogue for a lucrative Tszyu struggle, but has only fought Anthony Mundine in a unsavoury, one-sided 1st round victory this year.
Considering that his controversial final decision defeat to Jeff Horn in December 2019, that 129-next gain about Mundine is his only motion in the ring.
Now he returns towards a journeyman Fijian in Nawai, who has in no way received exterior of his home nation, and has just two wins from his final 7 bouts – the final of which came in November 2020.