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19 JULY 2018

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Zolani Tete Says There Should Only Be One Bantamweight Champion


Zolani Tete has fired another warning shot at rival Ryan Burnett ahead of his WBO Bantamweight Title defence against Omar Andres Narvaez this Saturday at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Tete, 30, is chasing a unification showdown with WBA ’Super’ Bantamweight Champion Burnett and is determined to prove that he is the real king of the 118lbs division by defeating the Belfast native.

 

"I would love to have the fight with Burnett, even if they said it would be my last ever fight," said Tete. "I would grab it with both hands. I believe the fight needs to happen before the end of the year.

 

"There should be one king of the Bantamweights. I believe there are two at the moment so one needs to be eliminated."

 

Narvaez (48-2-2, 25 KO) is 5-0 since a rare loss to Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue. He has held the WBO Flyweight and Super-Flyweight World Titles and will be aiming to become a three-weight World Champion by defeating Tete."

 

Tete is prepared for a tough fight, adding: "I’m fighting a good fighter. He is very experienced and it is going to be a great fight. Don’t blink because there is going to be fireworks."




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