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Tete Dares Burnett To Fight, Eyes Inoue vs. McDonnell Winner

World Champion Zolani Tete says the best should fight the best after once again calling on a unification bout with Belfast’s Ryan Burnett.

The South African hotshot puts his WBO Title on the line as he faces veteran Argentine Omar Narvaez on the undercard of Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire this Saturday night live on BoxNation.

However, Tete has his eyes on another Northern Irishman in Burnett, who currently holds the WBA Super World Title at 118-pounds, and has told the 25-year-old that he will even travel to his backyard to face him.

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"I believe that I am an avoided fighter and I hope that some time this year the guys will come forward and fight because as a Champion you need to fight the best fighters in order to rate yourself. I know I need to fight the best fighters," Tete told iFL TV ahead of his fight this weekend.

"Ryan Burnett is the one that I want. The WBA belt has been once in South Africa so I need to bring it for the second time. Simpiwe Vetyeka who is the former WBA Champion lost to Nonito Donaire so I will bring the belt back if I fought Ryan Burnett and beat him.

"I would come to Belfast or anywhere in fact if they said I was fighting Ryan Burnett. It doesn’t matter where – America, Japan, Belfast - I would be more than happy," he said.

30-year-old Tete is reaching his peak and wants to face only the top fighters, including the winner of Jamie McDonnell v Naoya Inoue who fight next month in Tokyo.

"I’m looking at the Jamie McDonnell and Naoya Inoue fight," said Tete. "We’re looking for the winner there and if the opportunity comes to fight then they must come forward."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tonysoprano on 04-21-2018

That was a outrageous match up tbh. A 42 year old ex flyweight fighting a bantamweight 6 inches taller than him. This type of sh1t is bad for boxing. Did nothing for Tete, even if he won again with 1…

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 04-21-2018

I dont see Tete doing much to Inoue. He is struggling to KO an old midget in narvaez.

Comment by 1hourRun on 04-21-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18691273]Well, he had an chance to expose, looks like Warrens intent on ruining his career [URL]http://www.irish-boxing.com/zolani-tete-to-continue-ryan-burnett-chase-but-frank-warren-not-keen-on-world-boxing-super-series/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss[/URL][/QUOTE] [I]Tete’s promoter Frank Warren has an outstanding offer to Matchroom, Burnett’s promoter, where he will cover the cost of ‘Last Born’s’ purse, allowing…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 04-21-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18689954]I believe Ryan Burnett fights Naoya before Zolani. Tete needs to be calling out Inoue also after Naoya dropped his name -- the first and only name he spoke before moving up to bantamweight, further as the former WBO 'Superfly'…

Comment by BigZ44 on 04-21-2018

Tete vs Inoue??? Hoooooooly shiiit!

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