Jeff Horn has brought his bed to Bendigo as he prepares to fight Michael Zerafa with a win opening the door to a world title showdown and potential bouts against some of boxing’s biggest stars.
Queensland’s former WBO welterweight world champion will fight at middleweight against Victorian Zerafa, who has won regional titles at junior middleweight and middleweight.
Horn vs Zerafa Live stream & Fight Card
Aug. 31: Bendigo, Australia
A win at Bendigo Stadium on Saturday will catapult Horn into a December 23 fight in Japan against WBA regular middleweight champion Ryota Murata.
Further down the track, Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton is looking at fights against global superstars in either WBA Super and WBC and IBF titleholder Canelo Alvarez or former WBA, WBC and IBF champion Gennady Golovkin,
But the immediate target is Zerafa, in Horn’s first fight since his second daughter Charlotte was born two months ago.
Horn is determined to avoid the same issue he had before his only professional loss to Terence Crawford in June 2018, when he slept in the same Las Vegas room as his eldest daughter Isabelle, who was almost six months old at the time.
“She was a bit disturbing in the middle of the night. I was waking up a bit tired,” Horn told AAP.
“But we’ve got a house here (in Bendigo) and we’ve got three bedrooms. I’m in one of them (my wife) Jo is in one with Charlotte and Isabelle is in the other, so we’re nice and settled I’ve even got my bed that I sleep in at home delivered to the house I’m staying at.”
Horn is enjoying not having to worry about cutting weight.