tete back in action

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Sensational Zolani Tete will be back in action on Sunday for the first time since March 30 when he gave Xolani Ntese a painful boxing lesson at the Orient Theatre in East London.

In that fight Tete registered a deserved scorecard of 120-110, 120-108 and 119-109 and retained the World Boxing Foundation flyweight belt.

He will bid for the second defence against Frances Miyeyusho at the same popular venue in Eastern Cape.

The fight will be staged by promoter Mzimase Mnguni's Eyethu Boxing Promotions.

Tete, 20, is yet to lose a fight after posting eight knockouts from nine wins since making his professional debut in 2006. He has set boxing scenes alight with his poetic style of fighting which resembles that of the legendary Thomas "Hitman" Hearns.

Tete conducts himself like a seasoned fighter in the ring. His skills are fine-tuned by Dudu Bungu and Mveleli Luzipho at Mngunu's famed Eyethu Boxing gym in Mdantsane.

Nothing much is known about Miyeyusho except that the left-handed Tanzanian is a former African Boxing Union (ABU) junior bantamweight champion.

His CV indicates that he was blasted in two rounds by Napapol Kiatisakchokchai for the World Boxing Council international junior featherweight belt in Thailand in 2005.

He was also blown away in two rounds last June by Russian Andrey Isaev for the International Boxing Federation intercontinental featherweight title.

Miyeyusho soldiered on and won the ABU belt in January after Mude Ntambi from Uganda retired in the sixth round.

Miyeyusho followed up with a points win against homeboy Anthony Mathias over 10 rounds in March but that joy was spoilt a month later by Kenyan Nick Otieno who floored Miyeyusho in one minute and 20 seconds into the first round.

His fight record reads 21 wins (10 KOs) against six defeats and two draws.

Mnguni's tournament will be televised live on SuperSport. Admission is R40. Action starts at 2pm.