Corrie Sanders

1966 - 2012

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Cornelius Johannes "Corrie" Sanders (7 January 1966 – 23 September 2012) was a South African professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008. He won the WBO heavyweight title in 2003 after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in two rounds, which was considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history; The Ring magazine named it the Upset of the Year. In 2004, having vacated the WBO title, Sanders faced Wladimir's brother Vitali Klitschko in an unsuccessful but valiant challenge for the vacant WBC and Ring heavyweight titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Corrie Sanders has received more than 816,743 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Corrie Sanders is the 128th most popular boxer (down from 97th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 124th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Boxer.

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Among boxers, Corrie Sanders ranks 128 out of 324Before him are Pernell Whitaker, Roger Michelot, Antal Kocsis, Francisco Rodríguez, Raúl Landini, and Dariusz Michalczewski. After him are Samuel Mosberg, Emanuel Steward, Laila Ali, Kostya Tszyu, Gennady Golovkin, and Slobodan Kačar.

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Among people born in 1966, Corrie Sanders ranks 284Before him are Luca Marchegiani, Laurent Lafforgue, Tyler Mane, Tracii Guns, Benito Archundia, and Niklas Zennström. After him are Aminatou Haidar, Jodi Picoult, Aigars Kalvītis, Polly Walker, Michael K. Williams, and David Filo. Among people deceased in 2012, Corrie Sanders ranks 356Before him are Dick Clark, Piermario Morosini, Leszek Drogosz, Tony Martin, Charles Colson, and Jacques Barzun. After him are Emanuel Steward, Oswaldo Payá, Janice E. Voss, Mark Midler, Fontella Bass, and Aldo Maldera.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Corrie Sanders ranks 136 out of 312Before him are Neill Blomkamp (1979), Ernie Pieterse (1938), Jackie Pretorius (1934), Gavin Hood (1963), Peter de Klerk (1935), and Lucky Dube (1910). After him are Richard Borcherds (1959), Johan Kriek (1958), Mzilikazi (1790), Helen Zille (1951), Paddy Driver (1934), and Frew McMillan (1942).

Among BOXERS In South Africa

Among boxers born in South Africa, Corrie Sanders ranks 2Before him are David Carstens (1914). After him are Willie Toweel (1934).