Michael Zerafa

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Michael Zerafa
Statistics
Nickname(s)Pretty Boy
Weight(s)Light middleweight
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
NationalityAustralian
Born (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 27)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins26
Wins by KO15
Losses3
Draws0
No contests0

Michael Zerafa (born 25 March 1992) is an Australian super welterweight boxer.

Boxing career[edit]

Early in his career, he was the Victorian super welterweight champion.[1]

On 24 October 2014, he lost to Arif Magomedov in his first fight outside Australia when challenging for the WBO Youth and Asia Pacific middleweight titles.[2][3]

On 12 September 2015, he lost by knockout to Peter Quillin in his second fight outside Australia.[4] The impact of the knockout caused him to leave the arena on a stretcher.[5]

On 22 April 2016, Zerafa defeated Yosuke Kirima for the IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title.[6]

On 5 November 2018, it was announced Zefara would face Kell Brook at the Sheffield Arena on 8 December 2018, in a WBA super welterweight title eliminator.[7] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Personal life[edit]

His mother is from Australia and his father is from Malta.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
29 fights 26 wins 3 losses
By knockout 15 1
By decision 11 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
30 N/A N/A Australia Jeff Horn N/A N/A 31 Aug 2019 Australia Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia For WBA Oceania middleweight title
29 Win 26–3 Australia Les Sherrington KO 2 (8), 1:31 12 Apr 2019 New Zealand The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia
28 Loss 25–3 United Kingdom Kell Brook UD 12 8 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
27 Win 25–2 Colombia Jose Agustin Feria TKO 3 (10), 1:46 31 Aug 2018 New Zealand Saint Johns Netball Centre, Auckland, NZ Retained WBA Oceania super welterweight title
26 Win 24–2 Australia Wade Ryan UD 10 1 Jun 2018 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia Won vacant WBA Oceania super welterweight title
25 Win 23–2 United Kingdom Adam Harper UD 12 16 Mar 2018 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia Won vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) super welterweight title
24 Win 22–2 Argentina Tomas Andres Reynoso KO 6 (8), 2:58 17 Jun 2017 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia
23 Win 21–2 Australia Renato Oliveira TKO 3 (10), 2:32 10 Dec 2016 Australia Function Centre, Melbourne Park, Australia Retained IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title
22 Win 20–2 Hungary Istvan Zeller TKO 5 (10), 2:32 13 Aug 2016 Australia Function Centre, Melbourne Park, Australia
21 Win 19–2 Japan Yosuke Kirima UD 12 22 Apr 2016 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific middleweight title
20 Win 18–2 Argentina Gustavo Alberto Sanchez KO 4 (8) 6 Dec 2015 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia
19 Loss 17–2 United States Peter Quillin KO 5 (12), 1:06 12 Sep 2015 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, USA
18 Win 17–1 Thailand Yuttana Wongda TKO 4 (6), 0:49 27 Mar 2015 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia
17 Win 16–1 Portugal Bruno Carvalho TKO 5 (6), 1:29 5 Dec 2014 Australia La Mirage Receptions & Convention Centre, Somerton, Australia
16 Loss 15–1 Russia Arif Magomedov UD 10 24 Oct 2014 Russia Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia For vacant WBO Asia Pacific middleweight and vacant WBO Youth middleweight titles
15 Win 15–0 Republic of Ireland Joe Rea UD 8 27 Jun 2014 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia
14 Win 14–0 Australia Luke Sharp UD 8 27 Feb 2014 Australia Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill, Australia
13 Win 13–0 Thailand Athit Praditphon TKO 8 (8) 13 Dec 2013 Australia Club Italia, Sunshine North, Australia
12 Win 12–0 Thailand Amnat Daengphayap KO 2 (8) 8 Nov 2013 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia
11 Win 11–0 Australia Rey Anton Olarte UD 10 7 Jun 2013 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia
10 Win 10–0 Australia Richard Kenneth Carr TKO 3 (6), 0:27 19 Apr 2013 Australia Racecourse Reception Centre, Moonee Valley, Australia
9 Win 9–0 Australia Adrian Campbell UD 10 21 Feb 2013 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia Retained WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super welterweight title
8 Win 8–0 Australia David Galvin UD 10 16 Nov 2012 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia Won vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super welterweight title
7 Win 7–0 Australia Ariel Omongos TKO 2 (8), 2:34 29 Jun 2012 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia Won vacant WBF (Foundation) Asia Pacific heavyweight title
6 Win 6–0 Australia Faisal Fayad SD 8 11 Nov 2011 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia Won vacant Australia - Victoria State super welterweight title
5 Win 5–0 China Xingxin Yang TKO 4 (6), 1:03 26 Aug 2011 Australia Town Hall, Coburg, Australia
4 Win 4–0 Australia Aswin Cabuy UD 4 22 Jul 2011 Australia Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, Sunshine, Australia
3 Win 3–0 Australia Jean Claude TKO 1 (4), 0:45 8 Jul 2011 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Australia David Gall UD 4 1 Apr 2011 Australia Town Hall, Malvern, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Australia Peter Makrypodis KO 1 (4), 1:42 18 Mar 2011 Australia Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, Sunshine, Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, Andrew; Leader, Hume (5 April 2016). "Craigieburn boxer Michael Zerafa fights for Pan Pacific belt". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "New Faces: Arif Magomedov - The Ring". 9 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Zerafa aims to 'ice' hot Mogomedov".
  4. ^ "Quillin stops Zerafa in fifth with powerful right".
  5. ^ "Update: Zerafa doing well after scary KO".
  6. ^ "The Voice of the Maltese No. 131".
  7. ^ "Kell Brook to fight Michael Zerafa on December 8, live on Sky Sports".
  8. ^ "Michael Zerafa: 'I'm not a stripper; I'm a boxer' - The Ring". 1 September 2015.

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