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Blast from the past: Toweel’s kind words help rising star go on to shine

Today in SA sports history: October 22

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Today in SA sports history: October 22

1960 — Willie Toweel fights for the last time in his career, taking on rising star Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden in New York. Griffith won on an eighth-round technical knockout. After Griffith had killed opponent Benny Kid Paret, Toweel, who had killed his friend, Hubert Essakow, in 1956, wrote a letter to the American encouraging him to continue. Griffith, who took consolation from that missive, went on to fight 337 world championship rounds, more than any other boxer. 

1995 — Jonty Rhodes scores 53 and Adrian Kuiper 50 as the Proteas are bowled out for 239 before beating Zimbabwe by 112 runs in the final second ODI in Harare. SA won the series 2-0. Hansie Cronje took 4/33...

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