Horn (19-1-1, 13 KOs), 31, became a household name when he famously defeated future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao in 2017, but has since relinquished his championship belt to American Terence Crawford after a one-sided fight in Las Vegas last year.
The Queenslander is now looking to rebuild his career and has opted to take on Zerafa (26-3, 15 KOs) at middleweight in what will be his first fight in Victoria since 2013.
Zerafa, 27, is a former Victorian super middleweight champion and heads into the fight having scored an early knockout win over Les Sherrington at the Melbourne Pavilion back in April.
The bout will take place at the new Bendigo Stadium which features retractable seating, allowing up to 4,000 spectators to attend the event.
The fight will be Horn’s first since December, when he floored Australian veteran Anthony Mundine inside the first two minutes at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
Horn then told ESPN he would relish the opportunity to fight Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and prove to everyone he is no one-fight-wonder
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