Home  | 

Cornelius Corrie Johannes Sanders

Former world heavyweight boxing champion.

More by user: ltimla
Created: 24th Sep 2012
Modified: 24th Sep 2012
Professional Information

Biographical Information
Cornelius Corrie Johannes Sanders
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jan/7/1966
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Sanders began his boxing career with a first round knockout of King Kong Dyubele on 2 April 1989.

He won his first 23 bouts, 15 by knockout. Among the fighters he defeated during that streak were Steve Zouski, Art Card, future WBO cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson and future world title challenger Bert Cooper.

In his 24th bout, on 21 May 1994, he suffered his first defeat, at the hands of Nate Tubbs via a second round knockout.

He fought 12 more times over the next five years, including a first round knockout over former world cruiserweight champion Carlos De León and a second round knockout over another former world champion, Bobby Czyz.

A stoppage loss to future heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman in a bout Sanders was winning confirmed his ability and also his vulnerability.

Returning to the ring in 2001 he scored a quick win over Michael Sprott and then followed this up with a defeat of Otis Tisdale in 2002. Corrie biggest weapons are his southpaw fast hands which he uses to knock fighters out early.

Corrie retired in 2008, after going down to fellow South African Osborne Machimana.

He died in a hospital in the early hours of 23 September 2012 after being shot during an armed robbery at  a restaurant in Brits, North West.

Source: Wikipedia/Business Day Live




Topical Focus  » Cornelius Corrie Johannes Sanders

South African Boxer Dies After Shooting

Police are investigating a case of murder for the killing of former world heavyweight boxing champion, Corrie Sanders, who died following a shooting at a restaurant.

Other Posts from myAfrica

South Africa, Park, Wildlife

More People

Government, South Africa
Media, South Africa
Legislative, South Africa, Government
South Africa
Government, South Africa, Egypt