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Zolani Tete vs Arthur Villanueva report
Who won Tete vs Villanueva?
Zolani Tete beat Arthur Villanueva by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Leicester Arena in Leicester.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Zolani Tete.
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).
Tete vs Villanueva stats
Zolani Tete stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Arthur Villanueva made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tete had a large advantage in power over Villanueva, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Villanueva's 53%.
Zolani Tete was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Tete had a height advantage of 4 inches over Villanueva. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Zolani Tete fought out of the southpaw stance, while Arthur Villanueva was an orthodox fighter.
Tete was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Villanueva, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 189 to Villanueva's 251.
Zolani Tete went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at bantamweight.
Arthur Villanueva was ranked number 8 by the WBC and 1 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Tete vs Villanueva 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 defeated Victor Ruiz on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Santos Gonzalez on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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 won against Diuhl Olguin on 4th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Orient Theatre, East London.
He had beat 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 Villanueva start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at Leicester Arena, Leicester, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Tete vs Villanueva?
Tete vs Villanueva was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Tete vs Villanueva?
Zolani Tete was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Arthur Villanueva made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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