Blast from the past: Rahman rocks Lewis with fifth-round KO

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Blast from the past: Rahman rocks Lewis with fifth-round KO

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Today in SA sports history: April 22

2000 — Shaun Bartlett scores early in the second half as Bafana Bafana beat Lesotho 1-0 in a largely scrappy African Nations’ Cup qualifying match at the Free State stadium in Bloemfontein.

2001 — American Hasim Rahman causes one of the great upsets of world boxing as he knocks out Lennox Lewis with a single right hand in the fifth round at Carnival City in Brakpan to lift the world heavyweight title. The bout was staged in the early hours of the morning to accommodate prime time US TV audiences...

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