Australian middleweights Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa have revealed that they will run back their shocking August battle on December 18th in Brisbane. The pair recently held a combative press conference to officially announce what the organizers have deemed “The Reckoning.”
Despite doing his best work at 147 and having only a knockout of Anthony Mundine on his middleweight résumé, Horn was favored to defeat Zerafa, who’d fallen short in all of his major fights to date. Instead, “The Hornet” suffered an early knockdown and ultimately ran out of steam, leading to his second loss in three fights.
Though Horn did have the right to call for this rematch per the requisite clause in their contract, Zerafa is furious that Horn’s doing so potentially cost him a lucrative matchup with WBA “regular” champion Ryota Murata. Luckily for “Pretty Boy,” the timing works out for a potential future fight if he gets past Horn again, as Murata is currently booked against Steven Butler in late December.
Whichever way the fight goes, Rushton is adamant that it will be the 31-year-old Horn’s last.