The WBO World Bantamweight Title
Zolani Tete (25-3, 20 KOs) makes the first defence of his WBO Bantamweight World Championship against fellow South African Siboniso Gonya (11-1, 5 KOs).
Tete won the governing body's interim belt back in April, outscoring Arthur Villanueva by a wide margin. He oozed class over 12 rounds on his way to an emphatic points win over the Filipino, securing a unanimous decision.
In an interesting twist, the WBO then elevated Tete to full World Champion status after the previous Champion Marlon Tapales was stripped of his belt.
With the win, Tete became a two-weight World Champion, following his devastating KO victory against Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler for the IBF Super-Flyweight title at the Echo Arena Liverpool back in 2015.
Gonya is third in line for Tete’s World Title. The 25-year-old, who hails from the Kwazulu-Natal province, holds a record of 11-1 is relishing the challenge of fighting one of the best Bantamweights on the globe.