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Blast from the past: Corrie gets a klap from Klitschko


Blast from the past: Corrie gets a klap from Klitschko

Sports reporter

Today in sports history: April 24
2004 — Corrie Sanders takes on Vitali Klitschko at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for the WBC heavyweight crown vacated by Lennox Lewis. Sanders puts on a brave show but he is outgunned before the fight is stopped in the eighth round, with the South African still on his feet. But Sanders wasn’t the same fighter who had demolished the younger Klitschko brother, Wladimir, for the WBO version of the world title a year earlier. Sanders’s training for the Vitali bout had been hampered by a hand injury caused when he punched through a glass window during an argument with his girlfriend at the time.

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