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Blast from the past: Fourth world title for Baby Jake


Blast from the past: Fourth world title for Baby Jake

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: February 17

1973 — Enoch “Schoolboy” Nhlapo engages in his final paid bout as a boxer, beating Mackeed Mofokeng to defend his SA black welterweight crown and register his 100th victory (from 118 outings), a record that remains to this day. No other South African has achieved as many wins, the closest being Anthony “Blue Jaguar” Morodi with 95 victories from 125 bouts.

1996 — Phillip Holiday makes the second defence of his IBF lightweight title as he stops American John Lark in the 10th round at the Carousel Casino, north of Pretoria...

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