They’re yet to organise a fight let alone get in the ring, but Michael Zerafa continues to call out Tim Tszyu for a fight.
Tszyu easily accounted for Irishman Dennis Hogan on Wednesday night, but who is next on the cards remains to be seen.
“Our plan now will be to look at some quality international opponents and based on what we’ve seen [against Hogan] , going forward we will be doing our best to bring those opponents to Australia so that we can experience this,” said his manager Glen Jennings, who had a long association with Tszyu’s father Kostya.
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But Zerafa believes Tszyu should be looking closer to home.
“I don’t need Tszyu – Tszyu doesn’t need me – we’ve got bigger things,” Zerafa told Wide World of Sports.
“I’m just trying to give the fight fans the fight they want to see. And I want to make clear I’m not the one that’s running; I want to fight him.”
The Aussie duo were in discussions to fight last year, but it never got off the ground.
Zerafa says he was low-balled, while Tszyu’s camp have said otherwise.
Zerafa is coming off first-round KO win where he ended Anthony Mundine’s career.
He might have come under fire for taking the fight, but it’s his climb up the rankings that is doing the talking.
And Zerafa believes he and Tszyu would be well-matched and give fans the fight they deserve.
“Styles make fights; these guys he’s fighting are very walk up fighters they throw the overhand where you can pick them off,” Zerafa told WWOS.
“I fought them. I’ve had 33 fights and those guys are a lot easier to fight than someone who is keeping distance and flicking the jab, slipping and ripping on the inside.
“And that’s me I fight very similar to Tszyu but I’m more aggressive. I believe I have more power and you can see that in my KO rate. My style matches up to his perfectly.”