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Today in SA sports history: April 11

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Today in SA sports history: April 11

1969 — In one of the most bizarre evenings in SA boxing, two fighters bite their opponents on the ear on the same card in Durban. First Mike Robertson chomped down on the ear of Spider Kelly in the main undercard bout and then Herby Clarke bit the shoulder of Arnold Taylor before moving north to the ear. Both bites caused bleeding. But Robertson was allowed to carry on fighting, getting stopped by Kelly in the eighth. Clarke, the SA lightweight champion, was disqualified. Taylor, the SA featherweight champion, relieved Clarke of the lightweight belt at the same venue a month later.

1970 — Arnold Taylor takes on Johnny Famechon, the reigning WBC featherweight champion at the Ellis Park tennis stadium in Johannesburg. Taylor loses to the Australian on points, but he wouldn’t lose again until after winning the WBA bantamweight title in 1973...

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