THERE aren’t many fighters built like Michael Zerafa.
The former state, regional and Commonwealth titleholder takes a unique approach to training, which has allowed the 27-year-old to reach lofty heights in his professional career.
Zerafa (27-3, 16 KOs) upset the domestic landscape in August, defeating former WBO welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn in a one-sided middleweight clash in Bendigo.
While the result shocked many, Zerafa’s post-fight celebration is likely to turn more heads, as explained by Hurt Business Radio hosts Micky Capparelli and Jayde Mitchell.
“He (Zerafa) is extremely dedicated. He told me the night after he beat Jeff Horn, he went for a run,” Capparelli told Hurt Business Radio.
World rated super middleweight Jayde Mitchell, a long-time sparring partner of Zerafa, was able to provide further insight.
“That’s not dedication… you’re a lunatic. Michael Zerafa is a psycho,” quipped Mitchell.
“He tells me, he goes, ‘it’s just the best thing’, Mick will probably run ten kilometres after a fight. He just puts his headphones on, thinks about the fight and everything that went into it.
“He goes to me, ‘it’s awesome, it’s like my meditation to celebrate the win’, Michael Zerafa you are a weird dude. He’s a freak.”
Zerafa is expected to make an announcement about his next fight later this week.