Articles by author: Mesuli Zifo(140 results)

Zolani Tete vs. Omar Narvaez Added To Frampton-Donaire

AS previously reported on, Zolani Tete's mandatory WBO world bantamweight title defence has been rescheduled for April 21 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Tete (26-3, 21 Kos) will defend ...Read More

Top Rated Prospect is Shot During Robbery in South Africa

ONCE again the high levels of crime in South Africa may end the career of a promising boxer. This after IBF Intercontinental bantamweight champion Mzuvukile Magwaca was shot during a robbery at his Kh...Read More

Zolani Tete Suffers Injury, Narvaez Clash Pushed Back To April

ZOLANI Tete’s highly anticipated WBO world bantamweight title defence against Argentinean Omar Narvaez has been postponed after the South African suffered an injury in training. According to Tete’s ma...Read More

Zolani Tete Explains Record Breaking Knockout, The Aftermath

NEW world record holder Zolani Tete on Monday arrived to a hero's welcome at his home in East London, South Africa following his 11 seconds knockout win over Siboniso Gonya in Belfast on Saturday. Tet...Read More

Siboniso Gonya has historians in a spin for Zolani Tete title bout

Histrians will have to dig deep in their archives to find out if South African Siboniso Gonya is the first ever boxer coming from a polygamous family to challenge for a world title. Gonya, 25, will ch...Read More

Zolani Tete Hopes Big Knockout Win Will Lure Ryan Burnett

RARELY does Zolani Tete go to a fight with a brash attitude than he is doing right now ahead of his maiden WBO bantamweight title defence against little known compatriot Siboniso Gonya in Belfast, Nor...Read More

Tete: I Wanted Ryan Burnett, But He Opted For The Easy Route!

ZOLANI Tete is not bothered by the new corner for his upcoming maiden WBO bantamweight title clash arguing that the current trainers handling him were serving as assistants when chief trainer Loyiso M...Read More

Azinga Fuzile Stuns Munyai, Simpiwe Vetyeka Suffers Upset Loss

Azinga Fuzile!!! Remember this name because it is destined for stardom. Those who were doubting him-and there were many- even admitted that the 21-year old left hander is a rare boxing breed. But n...Read More

Zolani Tete Targets Yamanaka, Zhakiyanov Title Unifications

ZOLANI Tete is yet to receive his WBO belt after being elevated to a bantamweight champion due to permutations and already he is calling out other champions for unification. Tete (25-3, 20 KOs) beat...Read More

Funeka Warns Pacquiao To Take Horn Serious or Suffer Shock Loss

SOUTH African veteran boxer Ali Funeka has cautioned Filipino great Manny Pacquiao against underestimating Jeff Horn if they wound up facing each other on April 23 as planned. No venue has been offici...Read More

Parker's Promoter Explains Why They Picked Ruiz, Not Joshua

IT seemed that New Zealand boxing hero Joseph Parker was destined to challenge Anthony Joshua for his IBF heavyweight title until the Tyson Fury conundrum shook the heavyweight to the core. With Fury ...Read More

Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me

THE bypassing of Zolani Tete for a WBO bantamweight title shot in favour of a boxer he beat is raising eyebrows back home. Rated third in the bantamweight, Tete has been passed on for the title in fav...Read More

Mzonke Fana Looking To Defy Father Time With Terry Flanagan

Mzonke Fana Looking To Defy Father Time With Terry Flanagan

Four years after Mzonke Fana was brutally defeated by upstart Sipho Taliwe- a loss which was then believed to have ended his career- he is back fighting for a major world title when he challenges Engl...Read More

Zolani Tete is Upset By Withdrawal of Zhanat Zhakiyanov

The camp of former IBF junior bantamweight king Zolani Tete is upset that Zhanat Zhakiyanov has withdrawn from their WBA interim bantamweight title clash initially scheduled to be held at Echo Arena i...Read More

Simpiwe Vetyeka Aims To Get First Crack at Mares-Cuellar Winner

The camp of former WBA featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka is upset that lower rated Abner Mares has been approved to challenge regular champion Jesus Cuellar on June 25 in New York ahead of him de...Read More

AIBA to meet to repeal prohibiting article for Olympic participation

THE raging row over the permission of professional boxers to compete at the Olympic Games is set to take a notch up when International (Amateur) Boxing Association (AIBA) hold a special meeting in Lau...Read More

Another South African Boxer is Stabbed To Death

Promising young South African boxer Phendula Kolisi, a rising junior flyweight star, was laid to rest at the weekend after he was killed in a a shebeen in the Mdantsane township in East London two wee...Read More

Zolani Tete, Zhanat Zhakiyanov Clash is Primed For June

South African boxer Zolani Tete, who is quickly becoming a household name in England boxing circles, is set to take a giant step towards becoming a two division world champion when he takes on WBA int...Read More

Hekkie Budler Defends New WBA Crown against Rojas on March 19

SOUTH Africa’s Hekkie Budler will make the first defence of his newly acquired WBA super mini-flyweight title against Nicaraguan Bryon Rojas at Emperors Palace, SA on March 19. ...Read More

Zolanti Tete Ready To Face Naoya Inoue in Japan Clash

YET another impressive display by Japanese boxing phenomenon Naoya Inoue and yet another mention of Zolani Tete as his likely foe. The 22 year-old Japanese returned to the ring after almost a year ...Read More