Blasts from the past: Siestog ou Gerrie, Mike was too good
Today in SA sports history: October 25
1980 — Gerrie Coetzee loses his second shot at the world heavyweight title when he is knocked out in the 13th round by Mike Weaver in a makeshift stadium at Sun City. Coetzee had hurt Weaver in the eighth round, but was unable to put him away. Weaver came back strongly while Coetzee faded.
1980 — The Springboks score six tries as they beat South America 30-16 in the second and final Test in Santiago. Wingers Ray Mordt and Gerrie Germishuys score two tries apiece, with centre Danie Gerber and captain Morne du Plessis also dotting down. SA won the series 2-0.
1993 — East London fighter Lindi Memani is beaten on points over 12 rounds by Scotland’s WBO strawweight champion Paul Weir in Glasgow.
1998 — The Proteas beat England by six wickets in their opening Champions Trophy match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. England captain Adam Hollioake made an unbeaten 83 in his team’s total of 281/7. But Daryll Cullinan (69), captain Hansie Cronje (67) and Jonty Rhodes (61 not out) helped to get SA home with 20 balls remaining.
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