Tete vs Gonya Info
Zolani Tete beat Siboniso Gonya by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 18th November 2017 at The SSE Arena in Belfast.
The fight took place over rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBO bantamweight championship of the world.
Tete vs Gonya stats
Zolani Tete stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and draws.
Siboniso Gonya made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and draws.
The stats suggested that Tete and Gonya have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Zolani Tete was the older man by 32 years, at 32 years old.
Zolani Tete fought out of the southpaw stance, while Siboniso Gonya was an orthodox fighter.
Tete was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 5 years earlier than Gonya, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 115 more professional rounds, 184 to Gonya's 69.
Siboniso Gonya was ranked number 3 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Tete vs Gonya form
Tete had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Arthur Villanueva on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Victor Ruiz on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Santos Gonzalez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Jether Oliva on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa.
He had defeated Diuhl Olguin on 4th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Orient Theatre, East London.
Tete's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Gonya's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted 0 rounds on average.
What time did Tete vs Gonya start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm GMT at The SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Tete vs Gonya?
Tete vs Gonya was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.