Nonito Donaire (WBA) vs. Zolani Tete (WBO) - OFF

Donaire vs. Tete Winner and How?

  • Nonito Donaire Stoppage

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • Nonito Doniare Decision

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Zolani Tete Decision

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Zolani Tete Stoppage

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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Jun 4, 2013
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Anyone think a prime Donaire would've crushed Tete? I sure do. This version likely loses a wide decision, though. It's amazing that he's still competitive with these guys, but age doesn't wait, especially at the lower weights. I mean he fought close with Jesse Magdaleno.
 

rjjfan

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May 17, 2013
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He relied too much on his hook and didn't develop other weapons to get his opponents respect. He wants to be a puncher-boxer but he's better off as a boxer-puncher. I think Tete would have been floored at some point but eventually outpointed prime Donaire.
 
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May 16, 2013
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He relied too much on his hook and didn't develop other weapons to get his opponents respect. He wants to be a puncher-boxer but he's better off as a boxer-puncher. I think Tete would have been floored at some point but eventually outpointed prime Donaire.
Completely fell in love with his hook, his whole game ended up being focused on landing that hook and others fighters read that.
 
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Jun 3, 2012
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Anyone think a prime Donaire would've crushed Tete? I sure do. This version likely loses a wide decision, though. It's amazing that he's still competitive with these guys, but age doesn't wait, especially at the lower weights. I mean he fought close with Jesse Magdaleno.
Yeah, Tete has shown vulnerability in the past, and I think prime Donaire would have eventually got to him. But I believe Tete does have the type of style that would give any version of Donaire trouble.
 
Jun 3, 2012
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Korakuen Hall
”It is very, very unfortunate for Tete, particularly after such a strong belief in going all the way and win the Ali Trophy,” said Sauerland. “Fortunately, we are prepared for such eventualities and the tournament will move forward with our reserve fighter Stephon Young, ranked number five in the world, facing Nonito Donaire in the semi-final in Lafayette this weekend.”

“It is very sad and disappointing for myself and my team that we have to pull out of the fight this Saturday,” said Tete at Wednesday’s press conference in Lafayette. “We were looking forward to the fight, but to fight such an incredible opponent like Nonito Donaire you need to be one hundred percent.

“I hurt myself on my right shoulder on Monday when I was doing pads in the evening. I told my team there is something funny in my shoulder, but that it was nothing serious. The following day I was doing a light session, but I could feel this thing and when I went bed to bed I couldn’t sleep properly. We went to the doctor who discovered tendonitis in my shoulder and he could see it was inflamed.

“I got some treatment, but the shoulder was still painful. I’ve been trying my best since yesterday to recover from the injury, but I couldn’t so we had to the that hard decision.”

The WBO World Bantamweight Champion believed he was on the path of winning the super-lightweight tournament and take home the Ali Trophy.

“I have been working so hard, and I believed in myself and now this thing happens. I know I was capable of winning the tournament and the Muhammad Ali Trophy. It is devastating. My dream is not coming true.”


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