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Katsidis claims UD victory over King

Michael Katsidis

Australian veteran, Michael Katsidis, claimed a unanimous decision over eight rounds against Josh King at the Rumours International, in Queensland, Australia.

Before this contest, Katsidis had been out of action since 2015, when he won a six-round decision against Rodynie Rafol.

Similarly, King had also been out of the ring for some time, since losing an eleventh round stoppage to Ricky Burns in 2015.

Katsidis is now keen to face undefeated Australian welterweight, Jeff Horn, who recently rose to fame while unsuccessfully attempting to secure a bout with Manny Pacquiao.

In the past few weeks, Katsidis publicly questioned Horn’s actions while chasing Pacquiao and suggested Horn must go through him before chasing even bigger names.

“In all due respect to Jeff Horn, seriously has this bloke earned the right to be calling out the likes of Manny Pacquaio?” said Katsidis “Who does he think he is filming videos of himself waving around one hundred dollar bills trying to bait Manny.

“I’ve got another idea for Jeff, and it’s realistic. You now need an opponent seeing Pacquiao is out of the equation. After I’m done with Josh King, I’ll happily step into the ring with you and give you a chance to earn your stripes.

“Chase a realistic option. I’m right here. You’re supposed to be the man to follow in my footsteps and be the next Australian to win a world title. Before you try and follow in my footsteps, try step through my footsteps. And I’ll save you some time you don’t need to dress up in a suit and wave around money and make a self-made video to get my attention. If you need the fight to draw a big crowd in Brisbane, I’m the one, but I can’t guarantee you a future fight with Manny after we meet.”

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