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Blast from the past: Italian flattens Du Plooy for heavyweight ...

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Blast from the past: Italian flattens Du Plooy for heavyweight title

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1979 — Double world champion Kork Ballington wins the 250cc event and countryman Jon Ekerold the 350cc race at the German motorcycle grand prix at Hockenheimring. It was Ekerold’s first win on the GP circuit. 

1989 — Johnny du Plooy is knocked out in the third round by Italian Francesco Damiani in Sicily in their clash for the vacant heavyweight title on offer by the newly formed WBO. 

1999 — Bafana Bafana are beaten 2-0 by Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly in Port-of-Spain. Doctor Khumalo had a penalty saved by Clayton Ince. Coach Trott Moloto blamed jet lag after the team, missing many Europe-based professionals, arrived there less than 48 hours before kick-off...

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