Michael Zerafa, who was stretchered out of the ring in a frightening moment after his knockout loss earlier to Peter Quillin, is reportedly doing well in a Connecticut hospital, with promoter Lou DiBella tweeting that Zerafa spoke with Quillin by phone and was likely to be released soon.
Michael Zerafa just got off the phone with @KIDCHOCOLATE. He is ok, tests are good, and Michael likely to be released shortly.— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) September 12, 2015
Zerafa (17-2, 9 KO) was a major underdog against Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KO), and despite a very game effort, wound up outgunned as was expected, and a brutal right hand finished things in round five. Zerafa was knocked unconscious, according to the ring physician, but was responding by the time he was stretchered out of the ring, and the early outlook from the doctor was good.
The follow-up news is encouraging, as well, with it appearing that while it was certainly a serious situation, everything was handled properly by the staff at the Foxwoods, and Zerafa will be fine.