Tim Tszyu could square off against Michael Zerafa in Summer 2021 at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in New South Wales.
The fight would take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
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Tim Tszyu’s fight in Newcastle sold out in less than 24 hours, and he warned rival Michael Zerafa that it will feel like there are 50,000 fans baying for his blood at the venue renamed ‘Tszyucastle Entertainment Centre’.
The July 7 showdown between Tszyu and Zerafa officially sold all 5700 seats by Monday, and Zerafa had to fly to Newcastle only to be greeted by the arena’s new name – the first time they’ve changed its title in 30 years.
Tszyu vs Zerafa Quick Card
- Tim Tszyu vs. Michael Zerafa
TSZYU VS ZERAFA STATS
Tim Tszyu would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Zerafa would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Tszyu would have advantage in power over Zerafa, with a 78% knock out percentage over Zerafa’s 61%.
Tim Tszyu is the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Zerafa has a height advantage of 2 inches over Tszyu. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Both Tim Tszyu & Michael Zerafa fight out of an orthodox stance.
Tszyu is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 8 months later than Zerafa, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 116 less professional rounds, 80 to Zerafa’s 196.
Tim Tszyu goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 8 by the RING at super welterweight.
TSZYU VS ZERAFA FORM
Tszyu remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Dennis Hogan on 31st March 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Previous to that, he had won against Bowyn Morgan on 16th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Bankwest Stadium, New South Wales.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jeff Horn on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Queensland.
Before that, he had defeated Jack Brubaker on 6th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
He had won against Dwight Ritchie on 14th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
Michael Zerafa has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Mundine on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria, Australia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jeff Horn on 18th December 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jeff Horn on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Before that, he had lost to Kell Brook on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Hehad beat Jose Agustin Feria on 31st August 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Croatian Club, Victoria, Australia.
In terms of recent activity, Tim Tszyu has been fighting more than Michael Zerafa.
Tim Tszyu last fought 1 month and 26 days ago, while Michael Zerafa’s last outing was 2 months and 14 days ago.
Tszyu’s last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Zerafa’s last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
WHAT WERE THE ODDS ON TSZYU VS ZERAFA?
Michael Zerafa is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Tim Tszyu if you fancy the incredible upset.