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SULTAN STOPS TETE IN 2ND ROUND IN SOUTH AFRICA, WINS IBF INTER-CON TITLE
By Dong Secuya
17 Dec 2016
Zamboanga's rising super flyweight Jonas 'Zorro' Sultan knocked out local boy Makazole 'The Professor' Tete in the second round at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa Friday night and captured the IBF Inter-Continental super flyweight title, ALA Promotions, Sultan's promoter, has informed Philboxing.
In has been said that to win in South Africa, you have to stop your opponent inside the distance -- and Sultan did just that.
Sultan (12-3-0, 8KOs) is the current Philippine super flyweight champion and is expected to rise in the world rankings with the victory over Tete (15-2-2, 11KOs), the oder brother of former IBF world superfly champion Zolani Tete, and ranked No. 14 by the IBF in the super flyweight division.
Sultan has now won three straight after losing to Go Onaga of Japan on Nov. 15, 2015. Tete, before facing Sultan, won his last two fights after losing to compatriot Gideon Buthelezi for the vacant IBO world superfly title on Dec. 18, 2015 the last one was against Filipino Raymond Tabugon whom he stopped in the 5th round.
Photo: Coach Robert Eturma (left) poses with new IBF Intercontinental Superfly Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (right) in East London, South Africa after defeating local boy Makazole Tete Friday night.
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