News | Nov 29 2019

Zolani Tete and John Riel Casimero weigh in for fascinating bantamweight world title fight

'You will see punches bouncing off Casimero's head,' declares Zolani Tete
Zolani Tete
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SOUTH AFRICA’S Zolani Tete has made weight for his intriguing WBO bantamweight title defence against John Riel Casimero in Birmingham on Saturday (November 30).

Tete scaled 8st 4lbs 3oz, Casimero was 8st 5lbs 4oz.

“I have been out injured because of shoulder tendonitis but the way I have been training it shouldn’t bother me. I didn’t need surgery but it took a couple of months to get it right. Mentally and physically I am still there and the injury will not stand in my way. It was frustrating getting injured in the World Boxing Super Series and pulling out, but Casimero is one of the best,” Tete said before the fight. “Hopefully after this defence my next fight will be Naoya Inoue. If I beat Casimero that fight is a step closer. It is possible to meet Inoue next year.

 

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