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Zerafa calls out Tszyu after Mundine mauling

Michael Zerafa has called out Tim Tszyu after defeating Anthony Mundine via first round KO at Bendigo Stadium.

It took Zerafa two minutes to beat Mundine with the Melbourne fighter the aggressor from the outset. Mundine stalked Zerafa for moments but as you’d expect it didn’t last too long as Zerafa asserted his dominance.

Mundine went down twice – the first when he fell victim to a nice combination from Zerafa on the ropes. He dropped to the canvas but made it back to his feet inside the 10-count.

Zerafa, who claimed the WBA Oceania middleweight title, then moved in for the kill and went to work with some vicious shots to the body finishing with a strong left and right combo which connected to the side of Mundine’s head and then the referee called it in.

“I’m healthy but he caught me in the first round it happens in boxing,” Mundine said post-fight.

“Hopefully Michael will go on and become a bigger success. He’s wanted to fight me since he was 14. Lucky you got me at 45 and not 35.”

Mundine confirmed the fight will be his last.

“It definitely will be my last. That’s it for me win lose or draw. Even If I won I would have still hung them up. I haven’t got the heart anymore to do it.

“God’s given me great talent in rugby league and boxing. I’m not the fighter I was five years ago, a year ago or ten years ago but I’ve achieved a lot in my lifetime.”

Zerafa, who moves to 28-4 with the win which was his 17th via KO, said he felt “electric” after the convincing victory.

“This is a legacy fight for me. 15 years I’ve been waiting for this moment and I got it and delivered. I just want to give a huge thanks to the Mundine team for the opportunity.

“Anthony nothing but love and respect for you – you put this sport on the map, now it’s my turn to carry the torch.”

Zerafa then couldn’t help take another poke at Tim Tszyu – calling out the Aussie pound for pound king for avoiding him.

“Excuse my French – but stop f—-n running. It’s time to fight. It’s the best match up. We’re both No.1 in our division.

“He had a four fight plan that I was in. He’s fought three out of the four and he’s running scared.

“He’s saying no one wants to fight him and he’s picking retired guys and welterweights to fight him. I’m here I’ve always been here. Stop running.

“I’ve called him out. I’ve crashed his fight. Let’s give back to Australian boxing. Let’s put boxing back on the map. It’s my time.”

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