Blasts from the past: Botile is boss of the bantamweights
Today in SA sports history: April 2
1989 — Pretoria-based boxer Corrie Sanders makes his professional debut at the Good Hope centre in Cape Town when he stops “King Kong” Dyubele in the first round.
1994 — Peter Kirsten is the only SA batsman to handle the Australian bowlers as he scores 53 runs from 105 balls in the fifth ODI in East London. SA were dismissed for 158 and the visitors reached the target with 60 balls remaining. Despite losing SA still led the eight-match series 3-2.
1996 — IBF bantamweight champion Mbulelo Botile produces one of the finest performances of his career as he knocks out American Ancee Gedeon in the 11th round in Providence, Rhode Island.