After his demolition job in Belfast, Zolani “Last Born” Tete is ready and waiting for the biggest fight of his career – challenging Northern Irishman Ryan Burnett in a unification bout.
The 29-year-old Tete made history on Saturday night when he produced the fastest ever knockout in world championship fight, flattening Siboniso Gonya in 11 seconds in a WBO bantamweight bout.
Tete, after a few “dances”, went in for a big right hand that landed flush on the face of Gonya and sent him flying to the canvas – and he didn’t move for a while.
The referee called off proceedings within seconds, and medical officials rushed into the ring to attend to Gonya.
But Tete has bigger fish to fry, and wants to have a shot at Burnett – who is the current WBA and IBF bantamweight champion – in what would be a dream unification bout.
Tete arrived back in South Africa on Monday, and spoke to the media about the Gonya knockout and his hopes of taking on Burnett.