Grudge match between Tim Tszyu and Michael Zerafa coming to Newcastle, Australia .
Domestic rivals Tim Tszyu and Michael Zerafa announced plans for a summer showdown in an entertaining press conference yesterday. The fight will be coming to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on July 7, welcome news to the ears of Zerafa who had long been agitating for this fight.
Zerafa (28-4, 17 KO) is coming off a first-round TKO over a well-past-his-prime Anthony Mundine in a pretty unfortunate piece of matchmaking. Mundine is a legend in Australian boxing, but at 45 should not have been put in with someone like Zerafa.
Tszyu (18-0, 14 KO) last fought in March against two-time world title challenger Dennis Hogan, stopping him in the fifth round. Tszyu and Zerafa have several shared opponents, most notably fellow Aussie Jeff Horn.