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Zolani Tete vs Siboniso Gonya report
Who won Tete vs Gonya?
Zolani Tete beat Siboniso Gonya by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 18th November 2017 at The SSE Arena in Belfast.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 0 draws.
Siboniso Gonya made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Zolani Tete was the older man by 35 years, at 35 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, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 120 more professional rounds, 189 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 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Victor Ruiz on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jose Santos Gonzalez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jether Oliva on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Orient Theatre, East London, South Africa.
Before that, he had beat Diuhl Olguin on 4th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Orient Theatre, East London.
He had defeated Paul Butler on 6th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Tete's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 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.
What were the odds on Tete vs Gonya?
Zolani Tete was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Siboniso Gonya made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.
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