Jeff Horn is out to prove the critics who say his win over Manny Pacquiao was a fluke wrong and they include his next opponent Michael Zerafa.
Some naysayers refuse to accept Horn’s points win over Filipino superstar Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title in Brisbane in July 2017, even though a subsequent independent review of the scoring confirmed the result.
“A lot of people talk down my achievements, Michael (Zerafa) did it earlier in this campaign, saying who I beat and that they weren’t very good, it is frustrating,” Horn said.
“Every day on Facebook you get that online bullying of people saying that you’ve done nothing, you’ve fought no one, you didn’t win that fight (against Pacquiao) anyway.
“There’s so many things spoken about, but if I’ve got to convert one person at a time or a few people at a time that’s what I’m going to do, and I guess the next step for me to prove to someone, is Michael.”
WHEN IS THE FIGHT AND HOW CAN I WATCH?
The Battle of Bendigo will be broadcast live on Foxtel’s Main Event channel with the undercard to get started at 7pm (AEST). However, Horn and Zerafa won’t step into the ring for at least a couple of hours after that.
WHAT’S ON THE LINE?
Horn and Zerafa are fighting for the WBA Oceania middleweight belt.
Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa winner
$1.14 Jeff Horn
$5.50 Michael Zerafa
Method of result
$2.30 Jeff Horn to win by points
$2.10 Jeff Horn to win by KO/TKO/DQ
$11 Michael Zerafa to win by points
$7 Michael Zerafa to win by KO/TKO/DQ
Fight goes distance
$2 Goes distance: Yes
$1.75 Goes distance: No
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