Blasts from the past: Cassius claims three world titles

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Blasts from the past: Cassius claims three world titles

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Today in SA sports history: April 17
1965 — Wing Jannie Engelbrecht scores the only try for the Springboks as they go down 5-8 against Scotland at Murrayfield to lose their third match in a row. The difference between the teams was a drop by Scottish flyhalf David Chisholm.
2002 — Cassius Baloyi becomes the first South African to win world titles at three different weights when he stops Tiger Ari of the Philippines to lift the vacant IBO junior-lightweight title at Carnival City. Baloyi had previously held the WBU junior-featherweight and featherweight titles.
2002 — Bafana Bafana play to a goalless draw against Ecuador in a pre-World Cup friendly in Murcia, Spain. Both SA and Ecuador had qualified for the World Cup co-hosted by Japan and South Korea later that year.

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