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Former boxing champ shot dead

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Corrie Sanders, the South African southpaw who knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in one of the great upsets in heavyweight boxing, has died after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a family celebration.

The former WBO and WBU champion was 46.

Sanders was shot in the hand and stomach at a family member's 21st birthday gathering at the restaurant in Brits, in South Africa's North West province, on Saturday night, police said.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 24, 2012 C2

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