Zolani Tete took simply 11 seconds to file the quickest knockout in world championship struggle historical past in Belfast on Saturday evening.

| Nov 19, 2017, 13:23 IST

Zolani Tete celebrates defeating Siboniso Gonya in their WBO bantamweight title bout. (Getty Images)Zolani Tete celebrates defeating Siboniso Gonya of their WBO bantamweight title bout. (Getty Pictures)

LONDON: Zolani Tete took simply 11 seconds to file the quickest knockout in world championship struggle historical past in Belfast on Saturday evening.

The South African etched his title into the file books when he flattened countryman Siboniso Gonya together with his first punch to retain his World Boxing Organisation bantamweight crown.

Tete floored his opponent with a devastating proper hook after simply 5 seconds and the referee stopped the competition formally simply six seconds later when it turned clear Gonya was out chilly.

It’s the quickest knockout in a world championship bout, eclipsing the file held by WBO tremendous bantamweight champion Daniel Jimenez who stopped Harald Geier in 17 seconds in 1994.

“I have been getting ready so laborious for this struggle,” Tete advised the BoxNation tv channel. “I knew Gonya wasn’t going to final.”

Promoter Frank Warren added: “He was gone earlier than he hit the canvas. Tete is one thing particular.”

On the identical card, native hero Jamie Conlan failed in his try to win a world title when the Northern Irishman was stopped within the sixth spherical by Filipino Worldwide Boxing Federation tremendous flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas in a one-sided contest.

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