Zolani Tete vs Omar Andres Narvaez

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Zolani Tete vs Omar Andres Narvaez
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Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: 
The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
118
Titles at Stake: 
WBO Bantamweight World Title (Tete's 2nd defence)
Referee: 
Steve Gray

Official Judging
Lynne Carter 120 - 108
Patrick Morley 120 - 108
Phil Edwards 120 - 108

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Zolani Tete
                                                                    
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Omar Narvaez
                                                                    
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Fan Cards: Zolani Tete vs Omar Andres Narvaez


scorecard by KAISERKOBA
Round
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by CHAMPION58
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by BOXNATIONSCORES12
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ZOLANI TETE
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
OMAR NARVAEZ
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is a good one!
These are two very high calibre fighters!

I would say this is almost a 50/50 fight, but for the age factor, Tete, 30, not young, not old, Narvaez, 42, very old indeed. Narvaez isn't as well known as he should be, he has had a fantastic career, he has many, many world title wins, but he has had a very long career, and now, he isn't the fighter he once was.

Tete is an absolute giant, 5'9 is the empire state building for flyweight-bantamweight, it is easy to forget just how tall he is, until you watch him fight, and realise what a giant he is for the weight, there are middleweights who are his height, many welterweights are shorter than him.
Tete has just over half a foot on Narvaez, 16 centimetres, 20 centimetres reach, I think Narvaez is going to struggle with the height and reach of Tete.
Interestingly, despite the height difference, Narvaez and Tete have a similar weight history, neither have competed below 112, neither have ever competed above 122, neither have have competed above 118 many times, neither have a great deal of experience at 118, I think they've both had the bulk of their career success at 115, so overall, size, weight, should be that significant in the fight, but I think it is always very difficult when you fight an opponent with so much height and reach on you, and Narvaez has an tricky night ahead of him.

I don't think either of these guys have been particularly active or inactive.

I think if there wasn't an obvious age advantage for Tete, this would be a very interesting fight indeed, Tete, I think would still be a notch up from Narvaez, I just think Tete, as well as being the best in his division, is a great fighter, and his talent, outstanding boxing ability and athleticism, I think, even when Narvaez was at his best, even considering all he has achieved, Tete would still have had the edge, but that is a very hard one to call.
I think Narvaez would have had a decent chance of beating Tete if both guys were in their primes, I think he began at world title level at a younger age, he has more experience fighting for world titles, I think Tete can be hurt.

It isn't easy to make a case for a 42 year old to win any fight really at this level, especially a small fighter, and I think really, that simply the reason why this isn't at all a hard for me to make a prediction for.

I think Narvaez will be strong early, maybe for 3-4 rounds, but before long, I think Tete will take over, punish Narvaez as he comes forward, I think he'll give him a beating, I woukdnt be surprised if Tete stopped Narvaez, but I just think Narvaez is tough as tungsten, even at 42, and he'll last the distance, but I don't think he'll have much success, and if the fight unfolds the way I think it will, Narvaez should retire after this fight.

I think Tete wins, UD, a landslide, I'd be surprised if the margin was even as narrow as 6 points.

Champion97's picture

Tale of the tape

Tete
Height: 175
Reach: 183
Age: 30
Fights: 29
Year of debut: 2006
Wins: 26
Title contests: 16
World title contests: 5
Experiences at 118: 4
Career heaviest weight: 117
Career lightest weight: 111
Unbeaten opponents: 3
Opponents with losing records: 4
Best win (opinionated): Paul Butler (March 2015, TKO 8)
Current activity rate (2016-present): 4 fights
Time since last fight: 5 months

Narvaez
Height: 159
Reach: 163
Age: 42
Fights: 52
Year of debut: 2000
Wins: 48
Title contests: 34
World title contests: 31
Experiences at 118: 7
Career heaviest weight: 121
Career lightest weight: 110
Unbeaten opponents: 4
Opponents with losing records: 3
Best win (opinionated): Brahim Asloum (March 2007, UD)
Current activity rate (2016-present): 4 fights
Time since last fight: 3 months

Prediction:
Zolani tete wins by KO rounds 5-8

SalTnutZ1's picture

Just a slog of a fight. One of the most boring championship fights I've seen. Narvaez was negative the whole fight, and Tete only did what he had to in order to win. Easy 12 rounds for him, but he should have put this guy out. That was the longest 12 rounds I've sat through.

Narvaez sucks. This was one boring fight man...more boring than a regular Lara defense vs a no hoper.

Champion97's picture

Should I put this in the slugfest category?

Champion97's picture

Well, sucked to watch him tonight...

Champion97's picture

You can not criticise a fighter when he is the only man in the fight, and Tete, dominant as usual, but Narvaez, he did not want to be involved, mentally, it went against him, and all he did was moved, contributed towards the negativity of the fight, in moderation, that is not a bad thing, but that is all he did, and in boxing, you have to actually attack your opponent at least to some degree to win a fight in any form. I think Tete would have impressed more had he been in with an opponent who wanted to engage, I think people underestimate how difficult it is to look good against a fighter doing what Narvaez did for 12 rounds.