Okay. We’re kind of confused right now. According to WBF guidelines, boxers are supposed to go through a medical examination to show they’re fit before going in for a fight.
Well, we can’t say if South African boxer, Siboniso Gonya, was certified fit for his November 18 fight against fellow countryman, Zolani Tete – because, like something straight out of a movie, just 11 seconds into their fight, Tete threw his first punch and Gonya was knocked out totally!
The fight took place at the SSE Arena in Belfast. With this incredibly brief show of punching power, Tete, who is a former IBF super-flyweight champion and the reigning WBO bantamweight champion, now holds the new world record for the fastest ever world title knockout.
The previous record stood at 17 seconds, after a fight between Daniel Jimenez and Harald Geier in 1994.
Poor Gonya received medical treatment inside the ring once the referee stopped the fight. In fact, an oxygen mask had to be put on him before he could stand. So, is it that he wasn’t fit for the fight in the first place or Tete trained so hard that that first blow on Gonya’s chin translated to a nighty-night?
Well, all we know is that the record stands and it'll take sometime before someone gets close to breaking it. Watch the shocking moment below: