24 Sep 2012

South African boxer shot dead

8:12 am on 24 September 2012

The South African boxer who knocked out Wladimir Klitschko has been shot dead in an apparent robbery.

Corrie Sanders, who held the WBO heavyweight title after knocking out Klitschko in Germany in 2003, died after a shooting incident near Brits, north of Johannesburg.

He was 46.

Police say he had been celebrating the birthday of his daughter when three armed men arrived in the restaurant and shot randomly.