Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
In the history of boxing, there are not so many professional boxers from South Africa who managed to become world champions. This article is about a man who climbed to the top of the world boxing. His name is Corrie Sanders. But before you read his biography, visit bridesstars. It is worthy of your attention.
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Since childhood, Sanders has shown great interest in sports. In his youth, he successfully tried himself in water skiing, golf, and rugby that is so popular in South Africa. But he wasn’t interested in boxing. Once, his uncle introduced him to this harsh sport, and some time later, the choice of a young South African fell on boxing. Boxing and Sanders turned into a whole one. Corrie won the national championship in all age categories, rightfully getting the rank of one of the strongest amateur boxers in South Africa in the mid-80s. For almost ten years of being in this sport, Sanders had 191 fights, 180 of which he won. It is interesting that in amateur competitions Corrie defeated his compatriot four times – a boxer Francois Botha (who will become a known professional very soon). Unfortunately, the UN sanctions against the native country Sanders prevented his participation in major international tournaments. In 1989, Corrie decided to complete a successful amateur career and stepped into a professional ring. For the new stage of boxing life, Sanders had to quit his job in the Praetorian police, where he worked for five years. As it turned out later, the goal fully justified the means.
In the professional ring, Sanders made his debut on April 2, 1989, at the age of 23. Most of the fights took place in South Africa and the United States. The undoubted merits of Corrie were a powerful left-hand strike and an excellent hand speed, which made the South African a formidable boxer. But sometimes Sanders became a “prisoner” of his destructive left hand. In an attempt to hit an opponent with a strong fit, Corrie forgot about the defense and became vulnerable to counterattacks, and the frequent accentuated attacks led to his rapid fatigue in the ring. In general, it is difficult to call the attitude of Sanders to his own professional career quivering. He didn’t aspire to all the champion titles, didn’t bother with frequent fights, and, it happened, went in the ring in a poor physical condition. Nevertheless, a number of spectacular fights with Corrie will forever remain in the memory of many admirers of professional boxing.
Sanders died on September 22, 2012. Corrie was mortally wounded by robbers who broke into the restaurant on the outskirts of Pretoria, where Sanders was invited to the birthday of his nephew. The cause of death was a random bullet that hit the boxer in the stomach while he was covering his daughter with his body. Another bullet wounded his arm. Corrie Sanders, whose biography is forever inscribed in the history of professional boxing, died in the hospital on the morning of September 23.