Blasts from the past: KO for Vic on his pro debut in 1949

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Blasts from the past: KO for Vic on his pro debut in 1949

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Today in SA sports history: January 29
1949 — Boxer Vic Toweel makes his professional debut, knocking out Johannes Landman in the second round at Wembley Stadium in Johannesburg, where he would win the undisputed world bantamweight championship 16 months later. He remains the only South African to have won an undisputed title.
2011 — Nkosinathi Joyi retains his IBF strawweight crown after his bout against Katsunari Takayama of Japan at Emperors Palace is halted because of a cut. The challenger had been struggling before suffering a cut from a clash of heads in the third round.

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