Blast from the past: Joyi and Crous retain their titles

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Blast from the past: Joyi and Crous retain their titles

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Today in SA sports history: March 30

1985 — Piet Crous makes the first defence of his WBA cruiserweight title as he stops American Randy Stephens in the third round at Sun City. Stephens, who retired after that fight, had previously campaigned as a heavyweight, getting knocked out by SA hope Kallie Knoetze in 1979 and American star Ken Norton the previous year. He had gone the distance against Gerrie Coetzee earlier in 1978, losing the decision over 10 rounds.

2002 — World Cup-bound Bafana Bafana need a penalty shootout to beat neighbours Botswana after drawing their Cosafa Cup first round match 0-0 in Gaborone. The SA players slotted all five of their shots and goalkeeper Calvin Marlin stopped the final Botswana effort by Oliver Pikati to clinch a 5-4 win...

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