Blast from the past: Bungu royally outboxed by the Prince


Blast from the past: Bungu royally outboxed by the Prince

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: March 11

1996 — The Proteas are eliminated from their second World Cup tournament. Facing the West Indies in the quarterfinals in Karachi, coach Bob Woolmer omitted fast bowlers Allan Donald and Fanie de Villiers. The West Indies won the toss and batted first. Brian Lara hammered 111 from 94 balls to push his team to 264/8. Andrew Hudson (54), Daryll Cullinan (69) and Hansie Cronje (40) led the chase, but that was insufficient and the West Indies win by 19 runs.

2000 — Vuyani Bungu suffers the only stoppage defeat of his career when he’s knocked out by mercurial Englishman Prince Naseem Hamed in the fourth round in London. Bungu had relinquished his IBF junior-featherweight crown after 13 defences to move up a division for a big-money crack, but he never looked at ease and was easily dispatched by the brash Hamed...

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