South African boxer Zolani ˇ§Last Bornˇ¨ Tete made
history recently in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with the
fastest World Title knock-out in boxing history! He
knocked out his opponent ˇV fellow South African Siboniso
Gonya ˇV in just 11 seconds!
The previous record
was 17 seconds, from a fight in 1994.
The 29-year-old defending WBO Bantam Weight Champion
told reporters after the fight that he knew Gonya
ˇ§wasnˇ¦t going to lastˇ¨ and thanked his trainers for
being ˇ§the ones doing the job behind the scenesˇ¨.
The two South Africans ˇV Tete from the Eastern Cape and
Gonya from KwaZulu-Natal ˇV were set for 12 three-minute
rounds ˇK but it was all over before the first round had
barely begun. In fact, it was all over with the first
punch of the fight.
Tete, former IBF Junior Bantamweight Champion, grew up
in Mdantasane township. His father was a pastory and he
and his brother took up boxing when he was just eight.