Blast from the past: Smith makes hay, but it’s Galindez’s day

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Blast from the past: Smith makes hay, but it’s Galindez’s day

Today in SA sports history: October 5

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Today in SA sports history: October 5

1976 — Kosie Smith comes within a punch or two of winning the WBA light-heavyweight title from Argentina’s Victor Galindez at the Rand stadium in Johannesburg. Smith had Galindez in trouble after landing a haymaker in the fourth round, but then punched himself out trying to deliver the coup de grace. Galindez survived to win a convincing 15-round decision.

2001 — Opener Gary Kirsten scores an unbeaten 133 as the Proteas hunt down a target of 280 to beat India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in a triangular tournament ODI...

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