Blasts from the past: Petelo makes the last straw count

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Blasts from the past: Petelo makes the last straw count

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Today in SA sports history: May 23
1907 — The International Olympic Committee begins a three-day meeting at The Hague where its representatives — from Belgium, Bohemia, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Britain — agree that South Africa be entitled to representation separate from the United Kingdom. SA would officially compete at its first Olympics in London the following year.
1993 — Strawweight boxer Zolani Petelo wins his second professional bout by outpointing Sifundo Nyoka over four rounds in Port Elizabeth. Petelo would go on to win the IBF crown by a surprise knockout in Thailand a few years later. But Nyoka, making his professional debut, retired without winning a single fight, notching up just four losses and two draws.

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