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Tete Back With A Bang?

Surely Zolani Tete Cant Break His Own Record, You'll Have To Tune Into Find Out.


By Aaron Cooper

Eleven Seconds. What can you do with eleven seconds? Order a round in the local, decide what you want from the takeaway or pop to the toilet in between rounds of a big title fight. 

But what can Zolani Tete do with eleven seconds? Well, Zolani Tete can produce the fastest knockout in a world title fight in boxing history. But can he do something like that again?

Well ladies and gentleman, live at the SSE Arena in Belfast and on BoxNation for all the fans watching at home this coming Saturday we will get our answer. It feels like a lifetime ago since Tete produced the knockout of his life. But in reality, it was just five short months ago. I for one am looking forward to seeing him in the ring again. 

This coming Saturday the man they call 'last born' defends his WBO Bantamweight title against a challenger who's experience far outweighs his own. Omar Narvaez (48-2-2, 35KO) is no stranger to a world title fight. In fact, this Saturday night will see him compete in his 32nd. Only two men in history have competed in more, and when those names are Julio Cesar Chavez and Bernard Hopkins, you know Narvaez is in esteemed company. 

At 42, Narvaez best days are clearly behind him. But he'll certainly be looking to rewind the clock back to the glory days that saw him claim gold in the Flyweight and Super-Flyweight divisions. The two losses I speak of were to Nonito Donaire and Noaya Inoue, two names who at their time and at this time are two of the best in the world. So make no mistake about it Narvaez will come to fight. 

This fight was originally slated for the 'Untouchables' card back in February. However, a calf injury to the champion saw the date pushed back, but they will box on a much bigger show. 

For the winner the world awaits. Talk of a World Boxing Super Series tournament in the Bantamweight division is rife, and with names like Inoue, Burnett, McDonnell, and Paul Butler all slated to take part. The winner of this fight will be in a prime position to take on the world's best on a huge stage,

My personal opinion is that I see nothing but a Tete victory. I think age and size will come in to play and Zolani Tete is simply too big a challenge for Narvaez. Will we see another highlight reel knockout from the South African? Only time will tell. If you've yet to see the punch I've talked so much about, check it out.