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Corrie Sanders Shot, Later Dies From The Injuries

By Edward Chaykovsky

In a tragic story, former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders was shot during a restaurant robbery outside Brits in South Africa. Sanders was reportedly shot in the stomach. He was rushed to the hospital but doctors was unable to save him amd yje boxer passed away.

Sanders was best known for his memorable HBO televised war with Hasim Rahman, the shocking two round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in March 2003, and the 2004 eight round war with older brother Vitali Klitschko.

Sanders, 46, retired after a first round knockout loss to Osborne Machimana in February 2008. He left the sport with a very respectable record of 42-4, 31KOs.

A eye-witness told Neil Collins that three men stormed the restaurant at Thatch Haven Country Lodge, just off Carel de Wet Road near Brits outside Pretoria. He died after emergency surgery at Kalafong Hospital this morning.

“Corrie didn’t try anything heroic, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. They shot him in the stomach. There was also a wound in his arm. I’m not sure if it was all from the same bullet.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BKM-2010 on 09-29-2012

Tragic news. Similiar to how Vernon Forrest died. I hate scumbags who do needless things like that.

Comment by MJ223 on 09-27-2012

[B]So sad.... RIP[/B]

Comment by NoConcoms on 09-26-2012

I just read about this now. RIP Corrie. What a man. Goes out trying to save his daughter. He always left it all out on the line in the ring as well. What a man's man!

Comment by ddangerous on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=hectari;12544662]The sad thing is those robbers who killed Corrie will get off with a slap on the wrist, in South Africa it's a hell hole there. There was a brutal rape, killing of a South African family by some former…

Comment by Ringlife on 09-24-2012

May you rest in peace champ.

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