Tete knocks out Gonya in just 11 seconds in quickest-ever world title fight

posted on: 19/11/2017

ZOLANI TETE knocked out Siboniso Gonya in just 11 seconds in the quickest-ever world title fight in the history of boxing.


The 29-year-old landed a brutal right hook just six seconds into the bout to retain his WBO bantamweight title at Belfast’s SSE Arena.

And the ref officially waved away the contest just five seconds later as the South African lay sprawled on his back.

Thankfully, the challenger made it back to his feet with the help of an oxygen mask, but came up well short in his first world title fight, suffering his second loss in his 13th outing.

The previous record belonged to former WBO super-bantamweight champion Daniel Jimenez, who swiftly dealt with Harald Geier in 17 seconds back in 1994.

Tete — 26-3 (21 KO’s) — immediately set his sights on a huge unification fight against WBA and IBF champ Ryan Burnett in 2018.

“I’ve been preparing so hard for this fight,” Tete said post fight to BoxNation.

“I knew Gonya wasn’t going to last. I won in the first round!

“My trainers are the ones doing the job behind the scenes, I would like to thank them.

“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.”

Before adding: “I must say thank you to my mother. Thank you for my support!”

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