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Zolani Tete Record

Total Fights34
Title Wins1
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins23
KO Losses2
Zolani Tete Record & Stats
Zolani Tete's Record
Zolani Tete's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Zolani Tete's boxing record?

      16 years and one month into his professional boxing career, Zolani Tete has fought 34 times with 30 wins and 4 losses.

      Tete's boxing record is currently 30-4, which includes one world-championship elevation, one world-title win, and four successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-flyweight and bantamweight. He has a 67.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 23 of his total 34 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Tete has lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 4th round KO victory over Jason Cunningham on July 2, 2022.

      Some of Tete's best fights and notable victories include wins over Omar Narváez, Siboniso Gonya, Paul Butler, Diuhl Olguín, Victor Ruiz, José Santos González, and Arthur Villanueva.

      34Jul 2, 202234Jason CunninghamWinKO4
      33Dec 12, 202133Iddi KayumbaWinKO1
      32Nov 30, 201931John Riel CasimeroLoss *TKO3
      31Oct 13, 201830Mikhail AloyanWin *UD
      30Apr 21, 201830Omar NarváezWin *UD
      29Nov 18, 201729Siboniso GonyaWin *TKO1
      28Apr 22, 201729Arthur VillanuevaWinUD
      27Jun 4, 201628Victor RuizWinTKO7
      26Mar 12, 201628José Santos GonzálezWinTKO7
      25Dec 19, 201527Jether OlivaWinUD
      24Sep 4, 201527Diuhl OlguínWinTKO8
      23Mar 6, 201526Paul ButlerWin *TKO8
      22Jul 18, 201426Teiru KinoshitaWin *UD
      21Nov 30, 201325Juan Carlos Sánchez Jr.WinKO10
      20Mar 23, 201325Eduard PenerioWinKO1
      19Sep 1, 201224Roberto SosaLossSD
      18Mar 30, 201224Siphiwo NtsanganiWinKO1
      17Nov 26, 201123Juan Alberto RosasLossMD
      16Jun 11, 201123Olebogeng MotsekiWinTKO7
      15Dec 17, 201022Sipho NkadimengWinKO1
      14Sep 1, 201022Moruti MthalaneLoss *TKO5
      13Feb 26, 201021Richard GarciaWinUD
      12Nov 20, 200921Anthony MathiasWinKO1
      11Mar 29, 200921Rexon FloresWinKO1
      10Jun 29, 200820Francis MiyeyushoWinTKO1
      9Mar 30, 200820Xolani NteseWinUD
      8Sep 23, 200719Vicky TahumilWinRTD4
      7Apr 1, 200719Wiseman KegaWinKO1
      6Mar 4, 200718Vuyo ToyiseWinKO1
      5Dec 9, 200618Zukile TokoWinTKO5
      4Oct 7, 200618Mthutuzeli FundeWinTKO1
      3Aug 19, 200618Xolile NgemntuWinTKO1
      2Jul 22, 200618Thembinkosi TywantsiWinTKO1
      1May 27, 200618Andile SolaniWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Zolani Tete (Last Born) is a 36-year old South African professional boxer. He was born in Eastern Cape, South Africa on March 8, 1988. He is a two-weight-class world champion.

      Tete made his professional boxing debut against Andile Solani at the age of 18 on May 27, 2006, defeating Solani via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 10 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on September 1, 2010 after 13 professional fights, against Moruti Mthalane for the IBF title. He lost to Mthalane via 5th round TKO.

      Tete has won one world title at super-flyweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Tete's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Tete has had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was a non-title bout against British boxer Jason Cunningham on July 2, 2022. Tete won the fight via 4th round KO. It's been 1 year, 11 months, and 14 days since this fight.


      Tete has had a total of seven world-title fights till today, which includes winning one world title and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Zolani Tete has fought for a super-flyweight world title in two fights and won once. Till today, he has won one super-flyweight belt. He was elevated as world champion once, by WBO.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 18, 2014Teiru KinoshitaSuper-flyweightIBF*UD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Zolani Tete has had five world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-flyweight and bantamweight (x4). He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Oct 13, 2018Mikhail AloyanBantamweightWBOUD
      Apr 21, 2018Omar NarváezBantamweightWBOUD
      Nov 18, 2017Siboniso GonyaBantamweightWBOTKO
      Mar 6, 2015Paul ButlerSuper-flyweightIBFTKO

      Title Losses

      Zolani Tete has lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 30, 2019John Riel CasimeroBantamweightWBOTKO


      Tete has fought a total of 34 times till today, which includes 7 world-title fights at three weight divisions. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 1, 2010: In his first world-title fight, Zolani Tete loses to Moruti Mthalane via 5th round TKO. He was fighting for the IBF flyweight title.

      • July 18, 2014: Tete wins the IBF super-flyweight title from Teiru Kinoshita, by beating Kinoshita via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • March 6, 2015: Tete successfully defends the IBF super-flyweight title against Paul Butler, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.

      • November 18, 2017: Tete successfully defends the WBO bantamweight title against Siboniso Gonya, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • April 21, 2018: Tete successfully defends the WBO bantamweight title against Omar Narváez, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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