Blast from the past: ‘Sugar Boy’ Malinga in final bout


Blast from the past: ‘Sugar Boy’ Malinga in final bout

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: January 14

1994 — Half-brothers Gary and Peter Kirsten help SA to their first-ever ODI victory over New Zealand. Playing in a triangular series in Australia, SA bowled out the Kiwis for 150 before knocking off the runs with five wickets standing and 117 delivers to spare. The Kirstens got SA off to a great start, putting on 80 runs for the first wicket. Peter made 50 and Gary 31. New Zealand had won three of the previous four matches between the two sides, with one game being abandoned.

2000 — Thulani “Sugar Boy” Malinga engages in his final professional bout, getting stopped in the eighth round by IBA light-heavyweight champion Ole Klemetsen of Norway in Denmark. Malinga had been advised to quit for medical reasons nearly two years earlier, and while he wasn’t allowed to fight in SA, he had engaged in four more bouts in Scandinavia...

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