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Blast from the past: Kolisi enters the international stage in ...


Blast from the past: Kolisi enters the international stage in Nelspruit

Today in SA sports history: June 15

Sports reporter

1991 — Welcome Ncita outpoints Hurley Snead of the US over 12 rounds in San Antonio, Texas, to retain his IBF junior-featherweight title for the fourth time. 

1996 — Shaun Bartlett scores twice as Bafana Bafana beat Malawi 3-0 in the second leg of their World Cup qualification match in Johannesburg. Mark Fish netted the third to ensure SA advanced to the second round of qualification, the group stage where they would go up against Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Congo-Brazzaville. 

1996 — Sakhumzi Magxwalisa becomes the first South African boxer  to win a world title in Thailand, stopping  Chaosingthong Chalermsri in the second round to lift the marginal WBU junior-bantamweight belt in Bangkok. Magxwalisa, 20, went into the bout with a record of nine wins and one defeat, which he had suffered in his previous outing. But his reign was shortlived, losing the belt outside the ring after he was found unconscious and needing medical attention in the lead-up to his first defence, also in Thailand. He was said to have been drained from weight loss. He moved up to junior-lightweight for his next bout nine months later, nearly 7kg heavier. ..

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