Tim Tszyu vs Michael Zerafa July 7

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DB Cooper

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Tszyu 1.14
Zerafa 5.20

Bookies obviously think it's a no contest, I imagine they are basing that on both men's performances against Jeff Horn.
I reckon the bookies do pretty well out of boxing so I am usually wary when they have one fighter a rank outsider but if i was looking to have a bet I think $5.20 is good value when measured against Zerafa's chances.

The TAB odds for the first Zerafa-Horn fight were:

Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa winner

$1.14 Jeff Horn

$5.50 Michael Zerafa
 

hazza

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I reckon the bookies do pretty well out of boxing so I am usually wary when they have one fighter a rank outsider but if i was looking to have a bet I think $5.20 is good value when measured against Zerafa's chances.

The TAB odds for the first Zerafa-Horn fight were:

Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa winner

$1.14 Jeff Horn

$5.50 Michael Zerafa

Yes but Jeff Horn got whipped by Tszyu. It wasn't even close.

Hence the odds.
 
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So Tim Tszyu did indeed fight on July 7th but it wasn't against Michael Zerafa, not sure why not but in came Stevie Spark to challenge for the vacant Commonwealth title at 154lbs and Spark got off to a decent start landing some good shots in the first round but that was the best he could do, dominated in the second round and then stopped on body shots in the 3rd, the referee waving it off after the second knockdown. Tszyu apparently wants the winner of next week's fight between Charlo and Castano (or I think it's next weekend anyway).

The fight was in Newcastle (in Australia they have a place called Newcastle too I learned) and the commentator said it was the first Commonwealth title fight in Newcastle for 45 years! I like the Aussie commentators (Ben Damon led this one) it's great how they talk, South Africans too I like the commentary when I'm watching an SA broadcast.

Anyway Tszyu marches on, now 19-0 and I don't think he's been the distance yet either.
 
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Tim Tszyu called out Liam Smith in his post-fight interview I understand. Unfortunately I can't find any footage but I did just listen to Smith's response and he says he'll fly to Australia if the deal's right and also walk through Tszyu's punches to get to him if needs be. No concern at all it seems and claimed his best win is an end of the road Denis Hogan. I'll be picking Tszyu but Smith could be resiliant enough to take him into the later rounds