Corrie Sanders, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Corrie Sanders

South African boxer

Date of Birth: 07-Jan-1966

Place of Birth: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Date of Death: 23-Sep-2012

Profession: boxer

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Corrie Sanders

  • Cornelius Johannes "Corrie" Sanders (7 January 1966 – 23 September 2012) was a South African professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008.
  • He won the WBO heavyweight title in 2003 after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in two rounds, which was considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history; The Ring magazine named it the Upset of the Year.
  • In 2004, having vacated the WBO title, Sanders faced Wladimir's brother Vitali Klitschko in an unsuccessful but valiant challenge for the vacant WBC and Ring heavyweight titles.
  • He also held the WBU heavyweight title from 1997 until 2000. Nicknamed "The Sniper", Sanders was a southpaw with a long reach, and was known for carrying formidable knockout power in his straight left hand.He died in a hospital in the early hours of 23 September 2012 after being shot during an armed robbery.

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