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Zolani Tete Survives Car Accident

Former world super-flyweight and bantamweight champion Zolani Tete has survived a car crash which took place yesterday evening.

No other details of the incident have been released at time of writing regarding the 33-year-old South African.

The Twitter feed of his promoter Frank Warren broke the news this morning saying, “Thoughts with former world champion Zolani Tete who was involved in a car crash yesterday evening.

“Zolani was discharged from hospital this morning and all at Queensbury wish him a quick recovery.”

Boxing Social spoke to Frank Warren who said he didn’t know anything else other than Tete had been in a crash: “Terrible news. I haven’t got the details. His manager sent me the photos [of the accident]. It didn’t look good. He said he was discharged from hospital. Thankfully he got out of it okay. As far as I know he’s okay.”

Tete had planned to move up to super-bantamweight to begin his quest at becoming a three-weight world champion earlier this year. The southpaw has endeared himself to the British boxing public having fought in the U.K seven times in the last six years. Tete last fought against John Riel Casimero in November 2019 but lost his WBO bantamweight title in the third round.