Articles by author: Mesuli Zifo(146 results)

Zolani Tete Demands Random Doping Tests in WBSS

The camp of WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete has appealed to organisers of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) to intensify random drug testing to all the participants of the series. Tete who ha...Read More

Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan

BOXING managers be warned! Never take a fight for your boxers against a Colin Nathan-trained opponent in May. This after, the South African boxing trainer, Nathan revealed the really reason behind his...Read More

Vetyeka's Old Foe, Donaire, Sends Speedy Recovery Message

Hospitalised South African boxer and former world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka received a speedy recovery message from an unlikely source while recovering from a hit-and-run accident. Vetyeka's boxing car...Read More

Ledwaba Saddened By Possible Pacquiao-Roach Split

THE next Manny Pacquiao fight has been dominated more by the end of his illustrious relationship with Freddie Roach than the multiple divisional world champion's chase of winning yet another world tit...Read More

Zolani Tete Accuses Naoya Inoue of Ducking Him

YET another high profile boxer has sidestepped fiery WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete. This time it is Japanese star Naoya Inoue who has decided to seek a title in another direction rather than c...Read More

Dmytro Kucher Vows To Topple Kevin Lerena in South Africa

THE promise of facing his compatriot Roman Golovashchenko in two months time is motivating Dmytro Kucher to leave nothing to chance when he challenges IBO cruiserweight champion Kevin Lerena at Empero...Read More

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