How to watch Michael Zerafa vs Issac Hardman live stream
On Wednesday, April 20 at the The Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Australia Michael «Pretty Boy» Zerafa will meet Issac «The Headsplitter» Hardman in a 10-round middleweight bout.
Date and Time
The fight night will begin on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 a.m. ET / 1 a.m. PT.
The fight will be held at the The Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The fight won't be available on Foxtel, instead it will be live streamed as a pay-per-view on Fite.TV.
Michael Zerafa and Issac Hardman threw punches at each other after accusations of racism were levelled during a wild brawl at a press conference ahead of Wednesday night's fight at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With the victor set to a get a shot at Brazilan no.1 contender Esquiva Falcao for the IBF middle-weight belt, both fighters came to blows and had to be pulled apart for the second time, with a press conference last month also seeing tense scenes.
After the pair traded insults in their opening statements, the press conference heated up as the host suggested both Zerafa and Hardman had shown respect to each other on social media during the fight build-up.
"Not at all. He (Hardman) is racist," Zerafa chimed in.
Hardman then launched into a passionate defence of himself, insisting that any suggestions of vilification were 'craziness'.
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"The remark that I'm racist is crazy," Hardman shot back. "I don't know where the fuck that has come from.
"He (Zerafa) is clutching at straws and he needs something to get over the line, to make me the bad guy. This guy (Zerafa) is the bad guy. Everyone fucking hates this clown.
"My partner is of colour. My two best mates are Samoan. How am I racist? That's craziness.
"Just because I'm going to punch this bloke's (Zerafa) head in and he's Maltese - who cares? I'm going to smash this bloke - doesn't make me racist."
Hardman then tossed the microphone on to Zerafa's lap and said, "here you go dickhead."
Zerafa continued his accusations of racism toward Hardman and said his opponent was 'too emotional.'
"You're getting emotional brother?" Zerafa said. "Can we get some tissues in here? You're emotional. Too much.
"Tomorrow night we'll settle it anyway. You're just a sook. You're a racist sook."
Just prior to the face-off to end the press conference, Hardman warned that the two fighters coming face-to face would be a bad idea.
"I wouldn't advise it (doing the face off)," he said.