Apologies to anyone who had the misfortune of paying for the Zolani Tete and Sibniso Gonya fight. Actually, anyone who even made an effort to tune in may have felt their time was wasted tracking down a fight that was destined to last a scant 11 seconds.
That’s how long it took for Tete to knock out Gonya and take the WBO World Bantamweight title. It was a new world record for fastest knockout in a worl title fight, beating the previous mark of 17 seconds.
Here’s a clip of the decisive victory. Blink and you’ll miss it.
In the history of Boxing, this has got to be the fastest 1 Punch TKO in a Championship fight. Zolani Tete just put Siboniso Gonya to sleep in 6 seconds. @GWR please confirm whether this is a new world record. pic.twitter.com/YW2Jgh4Smd
— Coach Dukes (@produkes) November 18, 2017
Zolani Tete knocks out Siboniso Gonya with one right hook about 10 seconds into the fight to retain the WBO bantamweight title pic.twitter.com/hdnPAP2KOs
— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) November 18, 2017
Welp, that’s over. We’ll never get to see how Tete’s conditioning was for the match, but I guess you don’t need to be ready to run the whole match if you’re capable of laying a guy out in 11 seconds.