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 926,164 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Corrie Sanders is the 109th most popular boxer (up from 129th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 136th in 2019) and the most popular Boxer.

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Among boxers, Corrie Sanders ranks 109 out of 326Before him are Gennady Golovkin, Amado Azar, Jerzy Kulej, James Smith, Frank Bruno, and Paul Fritsch. After him are Oscar Casanovas, Ronald Rawson, Vasyl Lomachenko, Benny Paret, Sten Suvio, and Jee Yong-ju.

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Among people born in 1966, Corrie Sanders ranks 245Before him are Žarko Paspalj, Vivian Wu, Flemming Povlsen, Kaoru Kakinami, Kim Joo-sung, and Frank De Bleeckere. After him are Viatcheslav Ekimov, José Garcia, Vladimir Voevodsky, Christopher A. Wray, Sayuri Yamaguchi, and Delphine de Vigan. Among people deceased in 2012, Corrie Sanders ranks 341Before him are Clive Dunn, Viktor Kosichkin, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Tibor Csernai, Bill Moggridge, and Ralph McQuarrie. After him are Heino Kruus, Margaret Osborne duPont, Susan Tyrrell, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Klaus Schütz, and Keith Campbell.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Corrie Sanders ranks 124 out of 374Before him are Ted Moore (1914), Tom Naudé (1889), Ernest Leonard Johnson (1891), Elisabeth Eybers (1915), Harold Kitson (1874), and Tony Maggs (1937). After him are Janet Suzman (1939), Eddie Kramer (1942), Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Cariba Heine (1988), Paddy Driver (1934), and Neill Blomkamp (1979).

Among BOXERS In South Africa

Among boxers born in South Africa, Corrie Sanders ranks 1After him are David Carstens (1914) and Willie Toweel (1934).