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Blast from the past: Jobodwana smashes long-standing 200m record

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Blast from the past: Jobodwana smashes long-standing 200m record

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1997 — Phillip Holiday makes the sixth defence of his IBF lightweight title, beating American Pete Taliaferro on a split decision at the Carousel Casino, north of Pretoria. Holiday put the challenger down in the first round, but was dropped heavily in the second. Only his superb conditioning got the South African up and back into the fight. 

1998 — Vuyani Bungu makes the 11th defence of his IBF junior-featherweight title, edging Ernesto Grey of Colombia by split decision at the Carousel. 

2001 — The West Indies beat a lacklustre SA by six wickets in the final ODI at Kingstown, St Vincent but the visitors still win the series 5-2. It was the second Proteas tour there, and their first series victory. SA would beat the West Indies in their next 11 contests in the Caribbean, and would lose there again only in 2016...

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