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 Last update:  7/20/2014       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Zolani Tete Plans To Target Unification Showdowns
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Zolani Tete is unlikely to defend his IBF super-flyweight title in South Africa.

The East London-born boxer won the vacant belt when he beat Teiru Kinoshita in Japan last Friday and promoter Branco Milenkovic says Tete may look for a title unification fight.

Tete will now be in great demand but won’t be able to fight in his own country because there was not enough money to stage an IBF title bout in South Africa, Milenjkovic said.

The rand-dollar exchange rate was “making it all but prohibitive," he explained.

Tete won the IBF Fight of the Year award when he knocked out Juan Carlos Sanchez in a title eliminator in November last year.

The champion’s past four high-profile fights were all abroad. He made a big impression each time, whether fighting in Japan, North America or South America, and it seems that is the way it is going to continue, Milenkovic said.

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comment by Hougigo, on 07-21-2014
[QUOTE=giacomino]Sonny Boy Jaro? Really? Christ, Narvaez got ****e for murdering Hisataka after Hisataka beat Jato last year, and now Jaro is getting a title shot against a young lion like Cuadras? Wow[/QUOTE] Those are the rumors right now.... Jaro back next month... but yea... this isn't a g...

comment by giacomino, on 07-21-2014
[QUOTE=Hougigo]....trying to think off the top of my head.... WBO- Narvaez WBA-Kono WBC-Cuadras IBF- him Kono wants Koki I think Narvaez is fighting somebody else.... Cuadras plan is to fight Sony Boy....might be ish out of luck[/QUOTE] Sonny Boy Jaro? Really? Christ, Narvaez got ***...

comment by Aztekkas, on 07-20-2014
[QUOTE=Hougigo]....trying to think off the top of my head.... WBO- Narvaez WBA-Kono WBC-Cuadras IBF- him Kono wants Koki I think Narvaez is fighting somebody else.... Cuadras plan is to fight Sony Boy....might be ish out of luck[/QUOTE] argh.. that Sony Boy defence makes my stomach...

comment by Hougigo, on 07-20-2014
....trying to think off the top of my head.... WBO- Narvaez WBA-Kono WBC-Cuadras IBF- him Kono wants Koki I think Narvaez is fighting somebody else.... Cuadras plan is to fight Sony Boy....might be ish out of luck

comment by wildman, on 07-20-2014
You're right.....McJoe Arroyo will end Tete's brief reign.

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