Over the past few months, the men from the Craigieburn Community have been training with Australian boxing star Michael Zerafa.
Michael, a Craigieburn local, has been training since he was 12 and became professional at 18.
Michael has developed some close friendships with the men in the Craigieburn Community, particularly Barry who has also had an illustrious sporting career and even a stint in boxing.
You can read about their story here.
When Michael competed in the WBA Oceania Middleweight in June, it was a given that the men were going to be ringside to support him.
The fight between Michael and Wade Ryan was held in front of a packed house at Melbourne Pavilion.
Michael’s friends in the audience must have been his good luck charm as he won against Ryan in the 10-round fight.
Ron was impressed with Michael’s performance stating, ‘It was the best night I have had in a long time. Jeez Michael’s a good fighter!’
The men were able to meet up with the champion after his performance and congratulate him.