PDA

View Full Version : Corrie Sanders dies



Pasha K
09-23-2012, 04:27 PM
South African boxer Corrie Sanders, who was a former WBO world champion after knocking out no other than Vladimir Klitschko back in 2003, was killed today.
Sad news. RIP!

BBC Sport - Corrie Sanders: Ex-heavyweight champion dies in shooting (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/19690698)


Former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders has died after being shot during an armed robbery.

The 46-year-old was attending a family celebration at a restaurant near Pretoria in his native South Africa. He died in hospital.

Sanders pulled off one of boxing's major shocks when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBO heavyweight title in 2003.

He retired in 2008, having won 42 of his 46 fights.

A police spokesman said Sanders was attending his nephew's 21st birthday party when gunmen entered the restaurant.

"In the midst of the celebrations, about three suspects came in," the spokesman explained.

"They were planning to commit an armed robbery. Then in the armed robbery they shot randomly. Corrie was shot in the hand and also the stomach.

dbader08
09-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Damn...hate hearing about stuff like this.

Just watched his obliteration of Wladimir Klitschko and the dude packed a hell of a punch. RIP Corrie.

Sakara=Excitement
09-24-2012, 08:07 PM
http://heavyweightblog.s3.amazonaws.com/knnimages/3headbuttsand2anvils.gif

Sakara=Excitement
09-24-2012, 08:09 PM
http://heavyweightblog.s3.amazonaws.com/knnimages/3headbuttsand2anvils-2ndcamera.gif

http://i45.tinypic.com/fdw1a8.gif

SimpleJack
09-24-2012, 10:28 PM
Some fucking mutant shoots a man at a family celebration while trying to rip off $1000 tops. Fucking ridiculous.

dbader08
09-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Some fucking mutant shoots a man at a family celebration while trying to rip off $1000 tops. Fucking ridiculous.

Yeah I know, for a guy who just turned 21...

The world we live in...

Caine2878
09-25-2012, 06:43 PM
Damn sad to hear that. Remember watching him shock the world when he beat Wlad.