Tete-Marvaez fight rescheduled for April 21

From ESPN - February 15, 2018

The calf injury that forced bantamweight world titleholder Zolani Tete to postpone his mandatory defense against Omar Narvaez is better and the fight has been rescheduled.

Tete will make the second defense of his 118-pound belt against Narvaez on April 21 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, promoter Frank Warren said Thursday.

The fight will take place on the card headlined by the featherweight showdown between former world titleholders Carl Frampton (the Belfast star) and Nonito Donaire.

Tete was originally scheduled to fight Narvaez on Feb. 10 at the Copper Box Arena in London, but Tete injured his calf in training in mid-January and the card was eventually canceled.

"Tete is an exceptional talent, and I am delighted that he will be showcasing his skills in Belfast once again," Warren said. "We are bringing him back to Belfast because we want to make the Ryan Burnett unification fight.

"If Tete keeps on dominating shows in Burnett's hometown, perhaps it will lure him out of hiding. Let's give the fans the fight that they want to see. We want to make that fight in Belfast and I am sure it would pack out the SSE Arena."


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