|Former Boxing Champ Corrie Sanders Dies After Shooting
By SecondsOut, special to Doghouse Boxing (Sept 23, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
By or provided from SecondsOut.com on Doghouse Boxing. Report By Clive Bernath.
Former WBO heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders has died after being
shot in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday night. SecondsOut’s South
African correspondent Lwazi Ndzobongo reported that Sanders was shot in
the stomach during a violent robbery-he was 46 years old.
Sanders underwent emergency surgery but died shortly after. The South
African southpaw, who won the WBO title by knocking out Wladimir
Klitschko in the second round in 2003, was one of the fastest and
hardest hitting single punchers in the history of the division. Sanders
also fought Wladimir’s older harder hitting brother Vitali Klitschko a
year later but was stopped in the eighth round after giving Vitali
arguably one of the hardest fights of his career.
He last fought in February, 2008 after being knocked out in a single
round by Osborne Machimana for the South African heavyweight title.
Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Michael Sprott,
who has fought or sparred pretty much all the top boxers over the years,
was stopped inside a round by Sanders in 2001 and said he had never
been hit so hard by a single punch in his life.
During a 19 year career Corrie Sanders fought seven world champions
and finished up with a record of 42 wins, 4 defeats, 31 by way of
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