Tete breaks boxing record with fastest knockout

East London boxer Zolani Tete set a new record for the fastest knockout in a world championship fight when he needed 11 seconds to dispatch compatriot Siboniso Gonya in their WBO bantamweight title clash at SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday night.

Tete landed a big right hook which floored Gonya in six seconds.

The referee began the count only to stop it midway and waved the fight off taking the duration of the bout to 11 seconds.

It beat the previous record held by Puerto Rican WBO  super-bantamweight champion Daniel Jimenez who stopped  Harald Geier in 17 seconds in 1994.

Tete is now chasing unification bouts with other world champions in the division including Irish Ryan Burnett who did not attend the fight even though it was held in his home town.

Burnett holds the IBF and WBA titles.

Tete is expected to arrive back home at 11: 30 am on Monday.

 

 

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