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Euro News: Samir Ziani, Matteo Signani, Michael Zerafa, Sophie Alish

IBF I-C jr lightweight champ and IBF # 4 Samir Ziani (33-3-1) defends the title against OPBF title holder Yoshimitsu Kimura (13-2-1) on May 6 in Blagnac, France. Ziani, managed by Gary Hyde, previously held the EBU title but after several postponements of his planned defenses he relinquished the title and went for greener pastures.
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Watch: Boxers Michael Zerafa & Isaac Hardman Trade Blows At Weigh-In

Michael Zerafa and Issac Hardman had to be separated at weigh-in as the two traded shots with one another. Zerafa and Hardman also came to blows at a pre-fight media conference last month, showing the rivalry is real. The two are set to square off in a high-stakes middle-weight showdown on Wednesday night at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The winner is set to take on Brazil’s new No.1-ranked contender Esquiva Falcao for the IBF belt, after unified world champion Gennady Golovkin opted to vacate the division and chase a third bout against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
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Takeshi Inoue releases Michael Zerafa sparring footage

Takeshi Inoue has hit back at Aussie boxer Michael Zerafa over a 2016 spar, leaking footage of the session as "proof" he wasn't dominated. Ahead of his huge fight on Wednesday night with the undefeated Tim Tszyu, Inoue has become embroiled in a heated back-and-forth with Zerafa. The 31-year-old told...
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Michael Zerafa withdraws from Tim Tszyu fight, Steve Spark to step in

Michael Zerafa has officially withdrawn from his highly anticipated fight against rising superstar Tim Tszyu, just seven days before the scheduled bout. Zerafa's team cited concerns over COVID-19 restrictions between Victoria, where he resides, and New South Wales, where the bout was set to take place, as the reason he would not travel. However, fight promoters believe Zerafa never intended to take on Tszyu.
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Tszyu vs Zerafa: Michael Zerafa Pulls Out Of Blockbuster Bout

Michael Zerafa has officially pulled out of his scheduled July 7 fight with Tim Tszyu. A replacement is currently being sought. Zerafa's camp claims there are too many risks involved in travelling to Newcastle from Melbourne for the fight, although rumours have been swirling about a bad sparring session. Zerafa's...
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Steve Spark steps in to replace Michael Zerafa against Tim Tszyu

Steve Spark will step in on late notice to fight Tim Tszyu after Michael Zerafa pulled out of their scheduled July 7 bout. Zerafa's team pulled him out just seven days out from the bout, citing concerns around COVID and travel restrictions. Zerafa's manager and trainer Sam Labruna told Sporting...
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Tim Tszyu to face Steve Spark on July 7 following Michael Zerafa withdrawal

The all-Australian junior middleweight showdown between Tim Tszyu and Michael Zerafa, which was scheduled for July 7 in the city of Newcastle, Australia, is off. On Tuesday, just over a week out from the fight, Team Zerafa raised concerns over COVID-19 restrictions and made their withdrawal official the following day.
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Tim Tszyu now faces Steve Spark on July 7, Michael Zerafa out

Citing New South Wales’ recent uptick in COVID cases and the possibility of facing a two-week quarantine, Michael Zerafa has withdrawn from his July 7th grudge match with countryman Tim Tszyu. In his place steps 24-year-old Steve Spark, who was preparing for a fight in Queensland on the 24th. Spark...
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Tim Tszyu vs Michael Zerafa preview and prediction with Jeff Fenech

Michael Zerafa will need to bring the same energy that he took into a sparring session with Daniel Lewis a few years ago if he has any chance of beating Tim Tszyu, says Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech. Fenech says the session between Zerafa and the 2016 Olympian Lewis was...
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