Zolani Tete Dares Ryan Burnett To Get in The Ring, Unify Belts

Fresh from breaking the world record for the fast ever KO in a World Title fight, Zolani Tete is in the hunt for a unification.

Ryan Burnett currently holds the WBA 'Super' and IBF Bantamweight Titles, and Tete wants to put his WBO crown on the line against the Belfast boxer.

On Saturday night, Tete destroyed Siboniso Gonya with a monster right hook just six seconds in to their contest. The referee stopped the contest five seconds later with Gonya out cold.


Thankfully, Gonya made it back on his feet after receiving treatment from the medical team.

"I’ve been preparing so hard for this fight," Tete told BoxNation after the fight. I knew Gonya wasn’t going to last. I won in the first round!"

Tete quickly turned his attentions to a mouth-watering, three-belt unification with Burnett: "I would love to fight Ryan Burnett. I believe he stays here, this is his hometown, so we should see who is king of the Bantamweights.

"Ryan Burnett is in front of me now. He's got two titles, and that's what I'm looking for," he told iFL. "If he's the best, then he needs to fight the best. Let's make the fight happen!"

With that stunning victory at the SSE Arena, Tete broke the previous record that belonged to former WBO Super-Bantamweight Champion Daniel Jimenez. Back in 1994, the Puerto Rican swiftly dealt with Harald Geier in 17 seconds back.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 11-21-2017

Burnett gonna have to deal with a man who has great timing coming with GREAT power if they fight! ZZ was a pressure fighter with incredible stamina but he didn't have much power and was very small! Tete is strong…

Comment by Corelone on 11-21-2017

I never said or called anybody a coward. Boxing is a ritual, the rules are bent like in wrestling. All sorts of characters fill the ring. In life, it's best to walk away. On the TV, at least get your…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 11-21-2017

[QUOTE=The Akbar One;18227452]The cowardly Lion of Belfast, Carl Frampton is just continuing the tradition set forth by Calzaghe, and being a cowardly influence on other fighters from the region, who now think it is okay to be a coward, Refusing…

Comment by The Akbar One on 11-21-2017

The cowardly Lion of Belfast, Carl Frampton is just continuing the tradition set forth by Calzaghe, and being a cowardly influence on other fighters from the region, who now think it is okay to be a coward, Refusing to fight…

Comment by 1hourRun on 11-21-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18226698]How about Tete himself ducking "no, no, Rigondeaux too big", the Brit Jazza Dickens manning up and taking the fight that was offered to Tete.[/QUOTE] Zolani was a flyweight and has moved up three divisions, euro-bum James Dickens fought…

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