Blasts from the past: Dingaan defends his WBO title

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Blasts from the past: Dingaan defends his WBO title

This day in sporting history

David Isaacson

Today in sports history: March 2
1991 — Dingaan Thobela makes the first defence of his WBO lightweight title, convincingly outpointing Mexican Mario Martinez in San Jose, California.
1992 — South Africa and Sri Lanka meet in an official ODI for the first time, facing off in a World Cup encounter in Wellington, New Zealand. Peter Kirsten top-scores with 47 from 81 balls as South Africa are dismissed for 195. Opener Roshan Mahanama hits 68 and Arjuna Ranatunga an unbeaten 64 from 73 deliveries to steer Sri Lanka to victory by three wickets with one ball remaining.

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