Ex-Boxing Champion Corrie Sanders Dies in Shooting, SAPA Reports

Boxer Corrie Sanders
South African Corrie Sanders, left, throws a left hook at Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko on April 24, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 46-year-old South African, who was celebrating a family birthday last night, was wounded in the hand and stomach after three armed men arrived in the restaurant near Pretoria and shot randomly. He died in the hospital Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Photographer: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders died after being shot during a robbery at a restaurant, the South African Press Association reported, citing police.

The 46-year-old South African, who was celebrating a family birthday last night, was wounded in the hand and stomach after three armed men arrived in the restaurant near Pretoria and shot randomly, SAPA said. He died in the hospital today.

Sanders won the World Boxing Organization title in March 2003 with a win over Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitsckho. He retired in 2008, with 42 wins from 46 fights.

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