Australian middleweight contender Michael Zerafa eager to face winner of Lara vs. Garcia
Also Seeks PPV Showdown in Austrailia with Fellow Countryman Tim Tszyu
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Michael Zerafa (31-4, 19 KOs) has firmly established himself as the WBA #1 ranked middleweight contender, and he is brimming with anticipation to step into the ring against the winner of Erislandy Lara vs. Danny Garcia, a bout scheduled to take place by the end of this year.
“I’m ready to make my dreams come true by becoming a world champion,” said Zerafa. “I’ve worked really hard with my team to position myself as the #1 ranked contender in the WBA. I feel now is my time to bring everything to fruition. I’m hoping the Lara and Garcia fight get scheduled so I can fight the winner.”Zerafa also envisions a historic battle right on his home turf. He believes a showdown between him and his fellow countryman, undefeated WBO Interim Super Welterweight Champion Tim Tszyu (23-0, 17 KOs), would set new records for pay-per-view (PPV) broadcasts in Australia. The anticipation for this potential clash is already palpable, and fans can hardly wait to witness this Australian rivalry unfold.
“A fight against Tim Tszyu in Australia would be absolutely amazing,” continued Zerafa. “I believe we would do record breaking pay-per-view numbers in our country. He carries himself with class, as do I, and our styles would make for an exciting fight.”
Zerafa wants it to be known that he draws his greatest inspiration from a deeply personal source. His sister Michelle's ongoing battle with breast cancer has fueled his drive to bring awareness to this crucial cause. Zerafa plans to wear pink gloves during a scheduled match in October, coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through his platform as a prominent athlete, Zerafa aims to shine a light on breast cancer awareness and support his sister and countless others who are fighting the same battle.
“Putting on those pink gloves is more than just a statement for me,” Zerafa passionately concluded. “It's a tribute to my sister's strength and resilience, and a way to bring attention to the importance of early detection and support for those battling breast cancer.”
Zerafa's commitment to his craft, combined with his personal mission to create positive change, sets him apart not just as a fighter, but as a role model and advocate. With his eyes set on the winner of Lara vs. Garcia and the potential blockbuster bout against Tszyu, Zerafa's journey promises to captivate fans and inspire the world.
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