How to watch the Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa boxing match online in Australia
Jeff "The Hornet" Horn takes on Melbourne boxer Michael "Pretty Boy" Zerafa on Saturday 31 August. Here's how to watch it live.
Update: Here's all the details and how to watch the Horn vs Zerafa rematch.
Aussie boxing fans are lacing on the gloves for an action-packed Saturday evening, as Horn and Zerafa go head-to-head at Bendigo Stadium. Horn is looking forward to his next championship title shot, but he will have to defeat Zerafa to get there. The main card also features a bout between Brock Jarvis vs Ernesto Saulong. And don't forget about the other big fight this weekend: Lomachenko vs Campbell. It's only available on Kayo Sports, which we detail below, but here's your full guide on how to watch it live.
Who will win Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa live?
Former world champion Horn has had 21 professional fights with 19 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. He became a household name when he beat Manny Pacquiao in 2017, stealing the spotlight from the hall-of-famer. Since then, his career has been on an upward spiral.
Meanwhile, Zerafa has had 29 professional fights with only 3 losses and is expected to be in good form for this fight. While he has plenty of experience, he isn't used to so much attention surrounding one of his fights. As long as he doesn't crumble under that pressure, this should be an explosive bout.
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When does Horn vs Zerafa start?
You can tune in for the big fight on Saturday 31 August from 7pm AEST. Here's the main card:
Jeff Horn (19-1-1) vs Michael Zerafa (26-3-0)
WBA Oceania Middleweight Title
WBO Oriental Middleweight Title
IBF Middleweight Asian-Oceania Championship
10 rounds x 3 minutes
Brock Jarvis (16-0-0) vs Ernesto Saulong (22-4-2)
IBF Asia-Oceania Jr. Featherweight Title
WBA Oceania Super Bantamweight Title
10 rounds x 3 minutes
Issac Hardman (4-0-0) vs TBA
8 rounds x 3 minutes
Joe Goodall (6-0-0) vs Christian Ndzie Tsoye (4-3-0)
6 rounds x 3 minutes
Andrew Hunt (4-0-0) vs Ankush Hooda (Debut)
6 rounds x 2 minutes
Shannon O'Connell (17-6-1) vs Bianca Elmir (3-0-0)
6 rounds x 2 minutes
How to watch Horn vs Zerafa in Australia
Tickets for the fight have long been sold out, so if you're keen on catching the action live, you'll need to order the pay-per-view event. Unfortunately, that's the only way to watch the fight in Australia. However, there are other options available for boxing and UFC fans who want to keep on top of future fights. In particular, with the excellent new sports streaming service Kayo Sports, which we will detail more at the end of this article.
How to watch Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa on Main Event
To order Jeff Horn vs Michael Zerafa you need to be a Foxtel or Optus TV with Foxtel subscriber. The event is available to purchase for $59.95 via the My Foxtel app, online on the Main Event website, via your remote or via phone. Replays will be scheduled every six hours from 6am on 1 September, too.
Coverage will be hosted by Eddie McGuire, who will be joined by panellist Paul Kent, former World Champion boxer Barry Michael, commentator Ben Damon and ring announcer Lieutenant Dan Hennessey. Meanwhile, Megan Barnard is doing behind-the-scenes interviews.
How to watch big boxing and UFC fights without Main Event
If you enjoy the adrenaline but don't want to purchase pay-per-view events, you'll be happy to know that ESPN broadcasts plenty of boxing and MMA action. This includes every UFC Fight Night and all of the pay-per-view preliminary fights live. And the easiest way to get ESPN? Kayo Sports.
The multi-sport streaming platform offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world and comes with some revolutionary features. This includes SplitView (four channels on one screen), No Spoilers to hide results, Interactive Stats, multiple camera views, bespoke highlights packages and plenty more. You can dive into our review for the full skinny. Everything is presented in a user-friendly Netflix-style interface laden with live and on-demand content.
A Basic subscription costs $25/month and lets you stream on two screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35/month. Whichever option you choose, there's a 14-day free trial for new customers. So, you can check it all out for free for the Horn vs Zerafa fight.
The sports streaming service is available via the web on PCs and Macs, or you can download the app to your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet. Want to watch on the big screen? Kayo Sports is compatible with Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Chromecast. Here are some fights you might want to check out on the service in the near future:
- Matchroom Boxing: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell – Live coverage from 3am AEST, 1 September
- UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs Zhang – Saturday 31 August from 6pm
- UFC 242 Prelims – Sunday 8 September
- UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs Gaethje – Sunday 15 September
- UFC Fight Night: Rodriquez vs Stephens – Sunday 22 September
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Which pubs are showing the Horn vs Zerafa fight?
Every pub that has a Foxtel subscription theoretically has the possibility of showing the Horn vs Zerafa boxing match. However, this doesn't mean that they will. Below you will find a list of all the pubs with a known subscription, which you can search by location. But we recommend calling ahead to make sure that they are going to be showing the fight.
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