CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders has died after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a family celebration. He was 46.
Police say Sanders was shot in the hand and stomach at a family member's 21st birthday party at the restaurant in Brits, in South Africa's North West province, on Saturday night
He died in a hospital in the capital city of Pretoria in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A former WBO and WBU champion, the South African southpaw knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in one of the great upsets in heavyweight boxing in 2003.
He retired in 2008 with a 42-4 record, with 31 knockouts.
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