Zolani Tete To Defend WBO Belt, Nov 18 In Belfast

By Elliot Foster

Zolani Tete will return to the ring in the not-too-distant future.

The South African bantamweight, who is a former holder of the IBF super-flyweight crown, has been out of action since April when he outpointed Arthur Villanueva to become the interim WBO champion.

Soon after that victory, the 29-year-old was elevated to full champion after Marlon Tapales was stripped of his crown.


And it has now been confirmed that the southpaw, whose nickname is ‘Last Born’, will box again on November 18, exclusively live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Tete has been named as part of the supporting cast to Carl Frampton’s ring return at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Boxing Scene has been informed that he will defend his world title and –– though no opponent was formally confirmed at the press conference for ‘Frampton Reborn’ at the Ulster Hall on Wednesday –– that his next fight will be against the number one-ranked contender in the division in the shape of Omar Narvaez.

Narvaez, who debuted back in December 2000, is a former long-time holder of the WBO title at super-flyweight and is scheduled to box in his native Argentina on October 14.

But ‘Scene understands he will be the man in the opposite corner to Tete in six weeks’ time.

‘Frampton Reborn’, a card promoted by Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions, will be topped by ‘The Jackal’s’ Belfast return following two fights in America against Leo Santa Cruz.

Also on the card, Jamie Conlan finally gets his opportunity to fight for global honours when he challenges Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF super-flyweight bauble and Paddy Barnes –– following an outing on October 6 in Edinburgh, Scotland –– will defend his WBO European flyweight title against an opponent to be confirmed.

Further undercard announcements are set to be made in due course.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WallabeeKing on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=Boxnation fan;18092919]Agreed. Two World Title Fights plus Carl Frampton in a World Title Elimator fight. I rate Tete as the best Bantamweight in the World especially with the announcement of Luis Nery failing a Drugs test.[/QUOTE] Even without the announcement,…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 09-27-2017

Why would a fighter who cuts weight to make 118 want to use something that is meant for bulking up cows? I believe it's the meat and most people don't understand even in the United States they feed antibiotics and…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 09-27-2017

This info is so According to ring tv hahaha. The substance is clear is in Nery, the real investigation is the amount of zalpiterol. Ring? Who cares what that stupid magazine says? Is the WBC the important thing here.…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=NEETzsche;18093213]He's juiced to the gills mate, it's not only logically obvious but confirmed by testing[/QUOTE] No, the important thing is the amount of the substance, that's the reason why he is in process. You don't know about this talking…

Comment by NEETzsche on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;18093167]Man, you are ignorant as hell. That substance of Nery DON'T MAKE YOU STRONGER, FASTER OR POWERFUL. YOU ARE A IGNORANT. That substance is on the meat and in athletes is not normal. Here in Mexico there is not law…

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