Blast from the past: ‘Terror’ stopped but Botile rumbles on

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Blast from the past: ‘Terror’ stopped but Botile rumbles on

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Today in SA sports history: June 29

1974 — Future world champion Peter “Terror” Mathebula suffers the first stoppage defeat of his career in his eighth bout as as professional. He lost on a fourth-round technical knockout to Joe Ngidi junior, but would go on to avenge the loss in style nearly two years later. By the time Mathebula, SA’s first black world champion, retired, he had been stopped in five of his nine career defeats.

1996 — Mbulelo Botile makes the fourth defence of his IBF bantamweight title by stopping Filipino Marlon Arlos in the ninth round in Fort Hare, Eastern Cape...

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