Tete With Homeground Advantage

Zolani Tete will be defending his IBF World Super Flyweight title on Friday night when he gets in to the ring with his Mexican challenger Diuhl Olguin.

Tete won the belt in July 2014 when he beat Teiru Kinoshita after a unanimous decision in Japan.

His first title defence came against Paul Butler at the Echo Arena in Liverpool where he only needed eight rounds to finish the job.

Tete now gets an opportunity to defend his title in the Eastern Cape where he was born in March 1988.

Olguin is a 26 year old from Guadalajara who has won 11 of his 17 professional fights.

‘Elegante’ as he is also known beat Raymundo Hernandez in July 2014, he then needed four rounds to dismiss Gonzalo Garcia’s challenge while he was on a roll against Christian Quezada who he left on the canvas in the first round.

It is quite interesting to note that Olguin has never been scheduled to fight a 12 round event while his longest fight lasted seven rounds.

Tete has definitely faced the tougher opponents and he knows how to pace a fight. The Mexican will probably come out guns blazing to end the fight early but this might play in to the South African’s hands.

East London is the venue for fight night on Friday!

Live on SuperSport 9 from 19:00

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »