Blast from the past: Thobela pounds his way to first world title

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Blast from the past: Thobela pounds his way to first world title

Today in SA sports history: September 22

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Today in SA sports history: September 22

1990 — Dingaan Thobela wins the first of his three world titles when he scores a split-decision victory over Mexico’s Mauricio Aceves to lift the WBO lightweight crown in Brownsville, Texas.

1998 — Hawk Makepula wins the vacant marginal WBU junior-flyweight title on a fifth-round technical decision over Rafael Torres of the Dominican Republic in New York...

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