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Zerafa: I Should've Let Hands Go When Kell Brook Was Hurt

On December 8 in Sheffield, England, former world champion Kell Brook, now 38-2 defeated Australian contender Michael Zerafa, now 25-3 in what was looked upon as a routine fight for the English boxer.

Brook won on the cards that night in Sheffield however boxing pundits labeled the victory as a sub par performance from Brook. While Brook got the better of the rounds, Zerafa was pleasingly competitive leaving fans asking was Zerafa much better than expected.

Throughout the fight Zerafa had some very good moments including shaking Brook up in the 8th, 9th and the 12th rounds and Zerafa also landed numerous other meaningful shots.

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Zerefa admits he started slow and didn’t let his hands go. “Not taking anything away from Kell, he won the fight, but I fought way below the standards set by the team."

When asked why he didn’t deliver on the list above Zerefa responded - “To be honest I gave Kell too much respect. I didn’t let my hands go and I didn’t go for the kill when I hurt him. He’s got a good chin, I’ll give him that! I landed plenty of flush shots. Soon as round 12 ended I apologised to my trainer and manager as I realised that I didn’t capitalise on this great opportunity.”

Zerefa's manager Brendan Bourke commented - “I don’t buy into the calls that Brook was rusty. Brook destroyed Sergey Rabchenko who is a good European level fighter in two rounds earlier this year.

"Brook came out very strong and fast against Zerefa and would have put many fighters away early that night. Coach Sam Labruna had a plan counter punching right hand and the left hook and those punches landed all night. Michael’s stock went up that’s for sure!”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Vegemil on 12-17-2018

At least he isn't actually a stripper.

Comment by earl-hickey on 12-17-2018

Kell Brook is a finished fighter To be honest i'm still not sure how good he was or wasn't. The Porter fight was a decent performance, but was that just a good night? The guy just never seemed interested in…

Comment by u122564 on 12-17-2018

keyboard warriors on here calling zerafa a bum... SMH.

Comment by BufordTannen on 12-16-2018

Kell fought yesterday? Lol and got hurt by this bum?

Comment by Sir_Didymus on 12-16-2018

No. You did great for a part time boxer and a full time STRIPPER. You exposed Kell Brook for the bum slaying mediocre pos he is. 37 bums in 40 fights. You're one of them but you exposed him. Can't…

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