Blasts from the past: Pollard miss gives Wales the ’17 Test


Blasts from the past: Pollard miss gives Wales the ’17 Test


Today in SA sports history: December 2

1950 — World bantamweight champion Vic Toweel scores a record 14 knockdowns as he stops Danny O’Sullivan of England in the 10th round at the Wembley stadium in Johannesburg. That remains the most knockdowns in a world title fight to this day.

1992 — Welcome Ncita loses his IBF junior-featherweight crown in controversial fashion when he’s knocked out by US challenger Kennedy McKinney in the 11th round of their bout in Tortoli, Italy. Ncita, making the seventh defence of the belt he’d won in 1990, forced the 1988 Olympic gold medallist to turn his back on the action early in the 11th round, which effectively signalled his surrender. But US referee Steve Smoger gave him a count instead. Ncita chased him around the ring after that, but got careless and was felled by a single right hand that kept him down for the full count. The Ring magazine made this their knockout of the year...

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