Straight out of Melbourne, Australia, Michael Zerafa (31-4, 19 KOs) is staking his claim as the top dog in the WBA middleweight rankings. Eager and ready, Zerafa’s got his sights set on facing whoever emerges victorious in the anticipated clash between Erislandy Lara and Danny Garcia, a fight penciled in for later this year.
“I’m revved up to realize my lifelong dream of becoming a world champ,” Zerafa declared. “I’ve been grinding in the gym with my squad to cement my place as the WBA’s numero uno. I’m raring to go, just waiting for Lara and Garcia to settle their score so I can square off with the winner.”
But Zerafa isn’t just focused on international glory; he’s also keen on making history on home soil. He sees a potential blockbuster bout with fellow Aussie, the unbeaten WBO Interim Super Welterweight King Tim Tszyu (23-0, 17 KOs), as a pay-per-view record-smasher down under.
“A showdown with Tszyu on Australian soil would be electric,” Zerafa continued. “I’m convinced we’d shatter PPV records here. Tim’s a class act, and so am I. Our fighting styles would guarantee fireworks.”
For Zerafa, the fire within comes from a deeply personal place. His sister Michelle’s ongoing struggle with breast cancer has fueled his commitment to raise awareness for this critical issue. To make a powerful statement, Zerafa plans to don pink gloves in an upcoming October bout to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. His goal? To use his public profile to spotlight the urgency of early detection and lend his support to his sister and many others facing this tough opponent.
“Sporting those pink gloves is much more than symbolic for me,” Zerafa said, emotionally. “It’s a salute to my sister’s courage and a call to action for early diagnosis and community support in the fight against breast cancer.”