Michael Zerafa has emerged from his cocoon to boldly proclaim he will crash Tim Tszyu’s celebration subsequent month in the identical brutal method by which Englishman Ricky Hatton ended Kostya Tszyu’s profession.
Zerafa has lengthy claimed Tszyu is driving on the coat tails of his father’s well-known identify, insisting the 26-year-old has loved an arm chair trip to boxing stardom in Australia.
Now he’s promising to shatter his bitter rival’s undefeated report in Newcastle on July 7 identical to Hatton despatched a number of junior welterweight world champion Kostya Tszyu into retirement again in 2005.
“I am Micky Hatton. I will do what Ricky Hatton did. I am coming right here for a battle, for a warfare. I am coming to complete one thing that ought to have been completed,” Zerafa mentioned on Monday.
After badgering Tszyu for years to battle him, Zerafa has been noticeably quiet over the previous month.
Tszyu accused the 29-year-old of operating scared and never serving to promote Australia’s grudge match of the 12 months.
“Tim calls it quiet and scared, I simply name it targeted and switched on,” Zerafa mentioned.
“I’ve one job and that is to take out Tim Tszyu.
“I am tremendous assured, I imagine in my means, I imagine in my workforce. I will shock the world. I’ve executed it earlier than, I have been right here earlier than. It is acquainted territory for me.”
Whereas Tszyu has been protecting busy with bouts in opposition to Kiwi Bowyn Morgan and Brisbane-based Irishman Denis Hogan up to now six months, Zerafa’s solely battle this 12 months lasted barely two minutes in a first-round knockout of 45-year-old Anthony Mundine.
A painful and debilitating kidney an infection final month and Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown has additionally disrupted the Victorian’s preparation.
Zerafa, although, says he is absolutely match, feeling higher than earlier than he beat Jeff Horn two years in the past and raring to go.
“I am switched on, I am targeted and I want the battle was tonight. I actually do,” he mentioned.
Comfortable to play the underdog function, Zerafa believes his expertise will come to the fore on the so-called Tszyu-castle Leisure Centre.
“Whereas I used to be preventing the large boys, he was consuming heat milk earlier than mattress,” he mentioned.
“Tim is a good athlete. He is rising with each battle. I am unable to take nothing away from him. It takes plenty of balls to get within the ring and battle.
“However he is stepping up in opposition to a man who needs to take his head off.
“That is my world title battle. This battle to me is my life. It will feed my household.”
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