Blast from the past: ill-fated Baronet wins only pro title

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Blast from the past: ill-fated Baronet wins only pro title

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Today in SA sports history: May 4

1975 — Clive Rice scores an unbeaten 59 for his Nottinghamshire side against Glamorgan, having earlier taken 4/23 in the county cricket match.

1981 — Brian Baronet wins the only title of his professional boxing career, stopping Moses Mthembu in the first round for the Natal lightweight title at the West Ridge Park tennis stadium. Baronet, who would die following a 1988 fight at the same venue, never got the world title shot he was being groomed for, and he lost his only bid for an SA title, in 1985...

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