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The South African boxer Corrie Sanders has died zyhaa927 Panthers Jerseys Shop aged 46 after being shot during an armed robbery at a restaurant in Brits, near Pretoria. Sanders was one of the biggest-punching heavyweights of recent years and most famously defeated Wladimir Klitschko to win the World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title in 2003.Sanders was born in Pretoria. A talented sporting all-rounder, he played rugby and cricket as a schoolboy and later honed a golf game to near-professional standard.

His impressive physique and strength, allied to a natural Authentic Panthers Jerseys athleticism, helped him develop an intimidating punching power from a southpaw stance, which made him one of the most dangerous fighters of his time.Claiming 196 wins from 200 amateur fights, he had won the South African heavyweight title in four consecutive years, from 1985 to 1988, before he moved into the professional sport. He won 42 of his 46 paid fights. Perhaps if he had moved to the US, he would have been a bigger name on the world stage.

When asked why he had remained in South Africa, he Panthers Game jerseys said: "I loved this country too much. It might sound strange, but I felt I had more black fans than white. Whenever I was out and about, they would stop me and want to chat. That was always very humbling."With his career handled by the leading promoter Rodney Berman, Sanders rose steadily up the rankings after making his professional debut in 1989, winning his first 23 contests and becoming the South African champion in only his 11th pro fight.

Wins over fringe American contenders such as Smokin'Nike Panthers Jerseys Bert Cooper, Levi Billups and Britain's Johnny Nelson alerted the cognoscenti to the fact the he could become a potent force in the division.His progress was slowed by a shocking second-round knockout defeat in 1994 against Nate Tubbs. But he remained undefeated thereafter until May 2000, when he lost a dramatic contest against the future champion Hasim Rahman. In the fight, televised by the American channel HBO, Sanders had Rahman down before being stopped himself in the seventh round.

He was 37, and probably past his best, by the time he Reebok Panthers Jerseys got his title shot fighting Klitschko for the WBO title in Hamburg in 2003.The Ukrainian had only lost once in 41 fights and was a hot favourite to repel Sanders, who was quoted as a 40-1 outsider. But the South African produced a devastating display of power-punching to floor the champion twice in the opening round and twice more in the second when the fight ended. Ring Magazine hailed Sanders's win as their "upset of the year".

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