Blast from the past: Ndlovu makes golden mark in history

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Blast from the past: Ndlovu makes golden mark in history

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Today in SA sports history: August 2

1997 — Phillip Holiday loses his IBF lightweight title and unbeaten record to rising star Sugar Shane Mosley at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. American Mosley, the winner on points, went on to make eight successful defences of the belt, winning all of them inside the distance before moving up to welterweight where he beat boxing’s “Golden Boy”, Oscar de la Hoya. In Italy, Patrick Quka won the marginal WBU’s vacant bantamweight title when he knocked out Gianmaria Petriccioli.

2009 — Gerhard Zandberg wins SA’s third medal of the swimming world championships, taking bronze in the men’s 50m backstroke to add to the gold and bronze won by Cameron van der Burgh...

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