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Michael Zerafa set to take on Jaime Munguia, Jermell Charlo v Brian Castano, Tim Tszyu, video, how to watch, stream

Michael Zerafa’s comeback is set to be supercharged, with the 30-year-old in line to take on Mexican star Jaime Munguia.

Zerafa’s camp held talks with the Munguia’s camp on Thursday and if the Melbourne middleweight had it his way, he “would be on the first flight out”.

But with a number of moving parts, that fight, which is expected to be held overseas, is not likely to be anytime soon.

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Michael Zerafa will have an action packed six months after Jaime Munguia reached out to the Melbourne-based boxer’s management. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Supplied

Even still, Zerafa, who became the world No.2 IBF contender after an early second-round stoppage of Issac Hardman last month in Melbourne, has suddenly become a man in demand with the Australian to also fight Brazilian Esquiva Falcao down under as early as Sept.

“From having no fights, now I’ve got Munguia, I’ve (potentially) got triple G (unified world champion Gennady Golovkin) and I’ve got Falco, so this is what we want for Australian boxing,” Zerafa told

“This is huge for the sport.

“If it was up to me, I would be on the first flight to fight Munguia.”

Jaime Munguia could face Michael Zerafa in 2022. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Zerafa credits his sudden turnaround in fortunes down to a change in attitude.

“I’ve had a tough career,” he said.

“I’ve fought everybody, I’ve cleaned out my backyard.

“I’ve fought the best in the world and fallen short, but I really feel like the penny’s dropped for me and I truly believe that I can shock the world, again.”

Just as Tim Tszyu will get a birds eye view of Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano’s in Los Angeles for boxing’s first undisputed four-belt light middleweight world title fight this weekend, Zerafa will be watching closely.


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Zerafa said he expected Charlo to come out on top despite believing Castano was unfortunate not to win last year in San Antonio, where judges scored the fight a draw.

“I think Charlo will win,” Zerafa said.

“Charlo had a bad night the first fight. I do believe Castano won the first fight, but they gave it a draw.

“But I think Charlo is going to be a lot more primed, switched on and beats him. I think Charlo’s skills will be too good and he’ll bounce back.”

Tszyu is the mandatory challenger for the WBO belt and will be ringside for the fight, having left Sydney following his younger brother’s second professional bout victory in Newcastle on Wednesday night.

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Jermell Charlo (L) and Brian Castano (R) react after their Super Welterweight fight at AT&T Center on July 17, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: AFP

While Zerafa still wants to face Tszyu in the “fight Australian boxing needs”, he said his rival faced a tough assignment whoever prevails over the weekend.

“I don’t think Tim’s been tested enough down in Australia,” Zerafa said.

“If he gets a world title, bring it home. But he’s in deep waters over there and I truly believe he’s in trouble and it doesn’t go past six rounds with these boys.

“As much as me and Tim have our differences, but Timmy bring it home, man. If he gets the opportunity, hopefully we get behind each other because that’s what we need.”


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Tim Tszyu is the mandatory challenger to Castano’s WBO belt and will remain as such if Charlo wins in the unification bout.

So no matter who wins, Tszyu will face the winner.

Click here for Tszyu’s prediction on who he thinks will win and why.


Coverage of Charlo v Castano begins at 11am AEST.


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