One punch only! Tete retains world title with 11-second knockout Boxing | Nigeria sports news, transfers & gossips

One punch only! Tete retains world title with 11-second knockout

Zolani Tete was in no mood to hang around as he retained his WBO world bantamweight title in extraordinary fashion.

Facing fellow South African Siboniso Gonya in the opening fight of Saturday night’s card in Belfast, Tete sensationally claimed victory courtesy of a solitary punch.

A devastating right hook sent Gonya crashing to the canvas almost immediately and the fight was duly called off by the referee with just 11 seconds on the clock.

Gonya was knocked out cold and received oxygen in the ring after coming to his senses.

#AndStill for Zolani Tete! A huge one punch knock out for the Champion!
Tete now looks to @ryanburnett01 for a unification fight

— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) November 18, 2017
Following his remarkable win, Tete (26-3) called for a unification fight with Ryan Burnett, the WBA and IBF belt-holder.

If that contest can be arranged, we’re willing to bet it might last a little longer than Tete v Gonya.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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