Blast from the past: Botile makes history for his gym


Blast from the past: Botile makes history for his gym


Today in SA sports history: April 29

1995 — Mbulelo Botile wins the IBF bantamweight title when he knocks out Colombian Harold Mestre in the second round at Soccer City in Johannesburg. The win made Mzi Mnguni’s gym in East London the first in the country to boast two reigning world champions. The other titleholder was stablemate Vuyani Bungu, who successfully defended his IBF junior-featherweight crown on the same bill, outpointing Victor Llerena, also of Colombia.

2000 — Bafana Bafana beat Mauritius 3-0 in a Cosafa Cup match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Patrick Moyo converted a penalty in the 13th minute while Godfrey Sapula and Siyabonga Nomvete scored late in the second half...

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