34-year-old ex-champ caught doping – he faces a suspension of 4 years


34-year-old ex-world champion and author of an amazing record (the fastest title win in boxing history) Zolani Tete (30-4, 23 KOs) from South Africa is at risk of being forced to end his career.

In the summer, he scored a brutal victory over Briton Jason Cunningham (31-7, 7 KOs) – he took the IBF International belt in the second bantamweight division. But according to the data
Daily dispatch, then the winner failed the drug test. He faces a 4-year suspension from boxing.

The boxer’s manager confirmed the rumors, but did not say what the boxer was caught on. According to him, the B sample will be autopsied today: “We are in shock. We believe this is some kind of mistake. I have been working with him for many years. He had never had a doping problem before. I do not believe that he decided to cheat at the final stage of his career, because there is no point in it.

Interestingly, Tete has previously strongly advocated mandatory doping testing, including during participation in superseries – in the 1/4 finals of the tournament he beat Mikhail Aloyan, but could not perform in the semifinals due to injury. And then sensationally knocked out Jonriel Casimero.

After defeating Cunningham, Tete challenged Akhmadaliev.