Zolani Tete

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Name: Zolani Tete
Alias: Last Born
Hometown: Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Birthplace: Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 175cm
Reach: 183cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Nick Durandt, Dundu Bungu
Promoter: Frank Warren

Amateur Career

  • Zolani Tete claims to have more than four hundred amateur contests with just three losses, one of the losses coming to his brother, “We met in a provincial final. He was older and I was underweight. I was always very small and light. I had to put stones into my underwear to make the minimum 4st 1lb. Tete also claims to have won three Gold medals at the African zonal tournament but only had two or three senior bouts before turning professional. [1]

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBF World flyweight title
  • WBO Africa flyweight title
  • WBO Africa super flyweight title
  • IBF International bantamweight title
  • interim WBO World bantamweight title
  • Commonwealth Boxing Council super bantamweight title
  • IBF International super bantamweight title
  • WBO International super bantamweight title

Professional Record

Championship Record

Variant Records

  • 8-3-0 (5 KO's) outside of his native South Africa.


  • Prior to his Sept. 29 2008 bout against Sergio Carlos Santillan, Tete collapsed in his home and suffered convulsions and an "epileptic fit" that caused his to temporarily lose consciousness. He was able to be brought around at the hospital, but after four days of testing, doctors still had no certain diagnosis as to what caused the episode. Due to eight months of inactivity, Tete was forced to relinquish his WBF flyweight title, but was eventually cleared to return to the ring.[2]

Preceded by:
Daiki Kameda
IBF Super Flyweight Champion
2014 Jul 18 – 2015 Nov
Succeeded by:
McJoe Arroyo
Preceded by:
Marlon Tapales
Stripped (failed to make weight)
WBO Bantamweight Champion
2017 April 27 – 2019 Nov 30
Succeeded by:
John Riel Casimero