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Jeff Horn vs. Michael Zerafa in Play For August 31, in Bendigo

According to the Bendigo Advertiser, former world champion Jeff Horn will collide with fellow Australian fighter Michael Zerafa in Bendigo Stadium on August 31.

The state government helped secure the fight through its Regional Events Fund, and they expect the event will draw fans from across the country to the stadium. The stadium reopened last year after a major redevelopment.

Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards stated - "This event will be broadcast across Australia and throughout the United States, China and New Zealand. It's a terrific opportunity to showcase all that our region has to offer."


The paper states that the expanded stadium includes three international-standard show courts, with retractable seating that can be extended to create a 4000-seat arena.

Horn has been rebuilding his career since getting stopped last June by Terence Crawford,

He returned in November at a catch-weight of 155-pounds, and knocked out former multi-division champion Anthony Mundine in one round.

The Tourism, Sport and Major Events Minister Martin Pakula said the fight could benefit other businesses - "Sporting events like this are more than just great spectacles, they're a big driver of the regional economy and offer great opportunities for local businesses."

For his part, Zerafa made a very good account of himself in losing a twelve round decision to former world champion Kell Brook in December. Zerafa was not expected to last the distance, but he made it to the final bell and even managed make things tough and rock Brook along the way.

He came back in April and blasted out veteran Les Sherrington in the second round.

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Comment by Mammoth on 09-01-2019

[QUOTE=Mammoth;19846761]The male stripper probably wins[/QUOTE] Ooooooooh!!!!!! I'm a ****ing genius!!

Comment by Richard G on 06-29-2019

[QUOTE=impartial;19848168]Another government funded purse for Horn, is he just going from state to state selling himself as a tourist attraction. Next fight will be Tsyzu in the Barossa Valley, South Australian government to foot the bill. Would rather they spend…

Comment by thedarkdragon11 on 06-22-2019

GrandPac should fight Horn in a rematch for his farewell fight in the Philippines...

Comment by giant_king on 06-22-2019

Lol horn is a living legend.Gettem hornball hahahahaha

Comment by impartial on 06-21-2019

Another government funded purse for Horn, is he just going from state to state selling himself as a tourist attraction. Next fight will be Tsyzu in the Barossa Valley, South Australian government to foot the bill. Would rather they spend…

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