Michael Zerafa STOPS Jeff Horn in 9th round

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One of the best suggestions I've seen is for Horn to do a mini tour of the best US gyms to basically assess his skills and then decide what he wants to do. But I think that he'll retire.
 
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One of the best suggestions I've seen is for Horn to do a mini tour of the best US gyms to basically assess his skills and then decide what he wants to do. But I think that he'll retire.
That would be a great idea.

Get out of Australia and mix things up. He's been a big fish in a small pond here for to long.
Some new sparring partners and new ideas, methods could do him a world of good.

I don't necessarily think retirement is his only option at this point. The loss on Sat was a big set back but I think he can still be a worthwhile addition to Aussie boxing and make for some decent enough world contender level.

He should look to have a good long rest now, focus on the weight issues and finding where he belongs without the pizzas and cokes. After a good rest, get an opponent with an impressive win/loss ratio but someone he can knock down easy followed by a durable guy he can beat but someone who's going to make him work but wont hurt him. After that I think he could look at the Tim Tszyu fight maybe. It would likely sell ok enough.

I'd love to see Jeff get a world title again but I dont think it will happen. Unless it's a soft paper version. But that doesn't mean he can't be a solid gate keeper top 10, top 15 type.

Will Jeff want to play that role though? Who knows.
 

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Ben Damon says he has spoken to Jeff Horn and Horn said he will make an announcement in about 2 weeks time as to what the future holds for him.

I think a retirement announcement is a real possibility.
 
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Ben Damon says he has spoken to Jeff Horn and Horn said he will make an announcement in about 2 weeks time as to what the future holds for him.

I think a retirement announcement is a real possibility.
I think I would be a bit shocked if he did call it a day.
We've not quite seen the last of Jeff Horn in the ol' squared circle I don't think
 

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Mundine now putting his hand up to fight Zerafa after he fights John Wayne Parr.

"After I beat Parr in November inshallah Zarafa (sic) you next boy," Mundine wrote on Facebook.

Mundine seems determined to go out on boxing's terms, not his own. At 44 it is all downhill from here.
 
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Mundine now putting his hand up to fight Zerafa after he fights John Wayne Parr.

"After I beat Parr in November inshallah Zarafa (sic) you next boy," Mundine, 44, wrote on Facebook.

Mundine seems determined to go out on boxing's terms, not his own.
Zerafa would demolish Choc.
 

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Good pubs up there, I’d imagine. You must go to Australia’s oldest operating Chinese restaurant...


... harking back to the gold rush era.
There is a big old pub called The Shamrock and it was absolutely full of revelers. They were all wearing lanyards. Part of some winter beer festival I think and you obviously had to pay for the privilege.

There was also lane ways we walked through that were full of little drink houses. One of the places claimed to have 100 different beers on offer.
 
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Initially, when criticism was leveled at Rushton for not stopping the fight, I was a bit confused, because I saw what I assumed on the night to be a towel Rushton had thrown sail into the ring as Horn was getting smashed by Zarafa.

But it turns out what sailed into the ring was Jeff Horn's brother Ben's jacket. He was obviously concerned that enough was enough regardless of what Rushton or the referee though.
 
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Rushton is trying to draw an analogy with the 9th round of the Manny fight but to me there is none, against Zerafa Horn was obviously unable to defend himself, that should be an immediate trigger point. As far as skills go Horn should have dumped Rushton after the Crawford debacle and got himself a real boxing coach.
 
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Took another look at the Horn-Pacquiao fight today.

What a contrast between the Horn who beat Pacquiao and the Horn who lost to Zefara. Hardly recognizable, and I don't just mean in appearance.
 
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Watching the fight must have been fascinating, want to give us your impressions? As in the Crawford fight Horn has said that he was not feeling right, whatever that means.
 
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Watching the fight must have been fascinating, want to give us your impressions? As in the Crawford fight Horn has said that he was not feeling right, whatever that means.
I have a sneaky suspicion that “I wasn’t feeling right” translates to “he was better than me tonight but I don’t want to say that”
 

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As far as my impressions of the fight go, I think the ones I wrote on the night are probably the best I can offer because the fight was still very fresh in my mind.

I wrote at the time :

Horn does not move well at middleweight. Gone were the attacks from different angles and the unpredictability.

Horn just came straight in nearly all night. Zerafa was able to land long and as soon as Horn got inside Zerafa clinched and clinched and clinched.

Zerafa fought a clever fight and deserved the win.

 

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Didn't get much chance on the night to comment on Brock Jarvis.

The kid is tall, long and can dig with uncanny accuracy to the body. His rips reminded me of a young Lester Ellis and I wasn't surprised to read the next day people saying the exact same thing. The Filo Jarvis fought, Saulong, was as tough as they come. Many would have buckled from the body shots Jarvis landed. He would not have been moving too well the next day.
 
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As far as my impressions of the fight go, I think the ones I wrote on the night are probably the best I can offer because the fight was still very fresh in my mind.

I wrote at the time :

Horn does not move well at middleweight. Gone were the attacks from different angles and the unpredictability.

Horn just came straight in nearly all night. Zerafa was able to land long and as soon as Horn got inside Zerafa clinched and clinched and clinched.

Zerafa fought a clever fight and deserved the win.
Thanks, sounds like he's gone stale, too much home cooking.
 
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Lomachenko -v- Campbell, how to counter a boxer who with his longer reach is controlling space with his jab. NB Jeff.

 
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Horn got inside regularly enough but because Zerafa clinched so often and so well Horn just couldn't land when he got in there.