Blasts from the past: ‘Baby Face’ nabs back flyweight belt

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Blasts from the past: ‘Baby Face’ nabs back flyweight belt

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Today in SA sports history: July 15

2000 — Francois Botha is blown away in the second round by WBC and IBF heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in London.

2018 — Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane survives a late knockdown as he turns back the clock to recapture the IBF flyweight crown he used to own, outpointing Muhammad Waseem over 12 rounds in Kuala Lumpur. Mthalane had been stripped of the belt in 2013 after he had refused to fight for a paltry purse in what would have been his fifth defence...

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