Michael Zerafa has fired a warning to Amir Khan after confirming WBN’s exclusive revelation of a fight with Kell Brook.
World Boxing News broke the news on Saturday following confirmation Brook would return to the ring on December 8 in Sheffield.
Brook has to stay busy on the back of failed negotiations to face Khan, whilst his main UK rival had a dig at his choice of opponent.
“You mention me in all your interviews saying ‘I want to fight Khan next. All the crying you do, then you go and fight another bum!” said Khan.
“What’s the delay, Kelly? You’re a joke. PS: You better not lose in December – I won’t be ringside!” he added.
Zerafa, as expected, didn’t take too kindly to Khan’s words. Speaking exclusively to WBN, the 26-year-old Australian said: “You can tell Amir Kahn that it’s funny how he talks smack once Kell Brook is booked for a fight.
“The truth is, Khan has been running scared for ages!”
MICHAEL ZERAFA vs. AMIR KHAN
He continued: “Once I beat Kell Brook on December 8, I’ll be after him. Next, I’ll be handing toothpicks to Kahn so he can get the leather out his teeth!”
On the prospect of facing Brook, Zerafa added: “Kell is a great fighter and champion. But I also see a ship with many holes, and too many holes lead to a sunken ship.
“He’s been in there with the best but believes I belong in the same ring as those fighters. I’m super-hungry for that win.
“December 8th, there will be a huge upset and will surprise a lot of people.
“I love being the underdog, and they have already overlooked me – which is great. I’m not the same fighter I was when I fought Peter Quillin. December 8, I will prove that.
“I’ve already dreamt of beating Kell Brook and replayed the fight over and over in my head. I was born for greatness, and December 8 is the beginning,” said Zerafa.
Zerafa defeated Jose Feria in three rounds back in August, whilst Brook has been out of action since demolishing Sergey Rabchenko earlier this year.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay.