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Blast from the past: Baronet bombs his way to Natal title


Blast from the past: Baronet bombs his way to Natal title

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: May 4

1981 — Brian Baronet wins the only title of his professional boxing career, stopping Moses Mthembu in the first round for the Natal lightweight title at the Westridge Park tennis stadium. Baronet, who died after a 1988 fight at the same venue, never got the world title shot he was being groomed for, and he lost his only bid for a SA title, in 1985.

2003 — The Proteas beat Bangladesh by an innings and 18 runs in the second Test in Dhaka to win the series 2-0. Having scored 330 in the first innings, SA bowled out the hosts for 102 and 210. Robin Peterson took 5/68 in the match. ..

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