Blasts from the past: Bungu loses IBO belt to Mashaba
Today in SA sports history: June 25
1960 — The Springboks open their four-match home series against New Zealand with a 13-0 victory at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Wing Hennie van Zyl scores two tries for the home team, with captain Roy Dryburgh converting one and scrumhalf Dick Lockyear adding the other conversion as well as a penalty. That’s only the second time the All Blacks have lost to the Boks without scoring a point, but it’s also the last. Despite the comfortable margin of victory, this series is destined to go down to the wire.
2005 — Vuyani Bungu engages in his final bout, losing his marginal IBO featherweight title on points to Thomas Mashaba in East London. Bungu, who defended his IBF junior-featherweight crown 13 times from 1994 to 1999, was a shadow of his former self, and the silence of his hometown fans as the scores were read out confirmed the decision of the judges.