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Zerafa camp lodge no contest appeal

Michael Zerafa's camp will seek a no contest and a fresh fight against Jeff Horn.

They will allege that Horn was afforded a break during the ninth round when the referee stepped in to allow the doctor to assess the cut on Horn's eye when the Queenslander was almost finished in the fight and moment's away from losing in a points decision.

Speaking on SportsLine Zerafa's manager Brendan Bourke said it stopped all of his fighter's momentum and changed the fight.

"At the end of the day we'd like another fight we won the first one, Jeff's won the second one in high controversy and non-standard practicing from the referee, so we think it's fair that there should be a third fight and we've all up for that." Bourke said.

The Zerafa camp will officially lodge the documents in the next 4-5 working days for discussion with the Australian National Boxing Federation.

They will also address a number of fouls throughout the fight that we're not awarded.

In the event that a no-contest is awarded the two could meet in the ring again in March.

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