Jeff Horn has exercised a rematch clause and plans to do battle with Michael Zerafa once more.
The two met on August 31 in Australia, with Zerafa stopping the former WBO welterweight champion in upset fashion in the ninth round.
Had Horn won the bout, he would have earned himself a shot at the WBA (Regular) middleweight title.
“I’m hungry for the win on this one,” Horn said. “I hate losing and I really feel like I can do better than I did last time, and I’m willing to prove it. It’s not easy to decide to want to go back, especially against a guy that’s just stopped you in the last fight. But I feel like I’ve got a lot more to offer and I feel like I can do a lot better the second time. I needed to have this fight. This fight is the one that motivates me.
Horn won the WBO welterweight title from Manny Pacquiao in controversial fashion in July 2017. He had a successful defense against Gary Corcoran but lost the title to Terence Crawford in June 2018. He rebounded with a first-round KO of Anthony Mundine before the loss to Zerafa.
The upset marked Zerafa’s second straight win since a December 2018 loss to Kell Brook and his 10th win in 11 fights.
Quotes via Bad Left Hook