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.