Blast from the past: Another rout in Murray’s final bout

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Blast from the past: Another rout in Murray’s final bout

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Today in sports history: April 25
2003 — Gary Murray, the Scotland-born Capetonian, engages in his final boxing bout, getting knocked out in the second round by little-known Sandile Ngwenze. Murray held the WBU welterweight title from 1995-1996, and was already considered a spent force after getting stopped in the first round by then South African champion Peter Malinga in 1998 when trainer Harold Volbrecht threw in the towel. Volbrecht advised him to quit the sport, but Murray had eight more bouts, losing five, four of them inside the distance.

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